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The Digital Divide

A confused looking girl at a computer

Many people are unable to or just don't want to get online

While many of us rely on the Internet for keeping in touch with friends, learning new skills and shopping, there are still some people who are just not interested or are unable to get online.

Kate and Dima find out why this is and hear from a speaker who has been employed by the government to encourage more people join the digital revolution.

This week's question: How many people over the age of 15 in Britain today are not online? Is it

a) 7 million
b) 17 million
c) 30 million

Listen out for the answer in the programme!

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The Digital Divide

Vocabulary from the programme:

digital revolution

the major changes brought about by computing and communication technology during the second half of the 20th century and which is still going on today

webaphobics

someone who is scared of or afraid to use the Internet

engage with technology

take advantage of the technological advances that are available to us

digging your heels in

strongly resist something despite having a lot of pressure

digital divide

the gap between people with effective access to digital and information technology and those with very limited or no access at all

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