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Digital divide in the UK?
- Speakers: Martha Lane Fox , Professor Tanya Byron
- Chair: Rory Cellan-Jones (BBC)
- Date & Time: Tuesday 7:00pm 1st December, 2009
- Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
The online world is at a tipping point. There are now clear advantages to being online and the internet is no longer considered a luxury. Today the web is increasingly considered an essential tool for modern life.
Education and learning, e-government and engagement with local services, communication and social networking. Many of us realise the benefits of the online world, but why have 10m people in the UK still not been online?
Does the internet’s rapid evolution and increasing role in daily
life threaten to leave some sections of society behind?
How can we ensure that the internet is accessible to
everyone in the UK?
Does the internet have the ability to help those already socially
excluded in the UK?
Join our expert panel including Martha Lane Fox and Professor Tanya Byron, chaired by BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones, to discover more on these issues.