What is the digital divide?

The digital divide refers to a gap in skills and knowledge of technology. It is a term that describes the separation between people who have IT and the knowledge to use it, and those who don’t. Typically, this divide is caused by income, age, ethnicity, or disability.

Those experiencing ‘digital poverty’ become excluded from all the benefits that come from internet access. Therefore, someone who lacks IT skills or computer hardware will find everyday life much harder.