At least 30,000 young adults aged 15-24 lack the fundamental digital skills needed in today's 'digital-by-default' society. In the UK it's estimated the 90% of all jobs now require digital skills to some degree.
Many young people are digital consumers rather than the digital creators making the technology. As the world around us changes to a digital landscape, we need to empower young people with the digital skills and awareness to make the most of the opportunity technology could bring to their lives.
Barriers to tech could include a lack of access to up-to-date hardware, software and WIFI. It could include personal or parental fear of cyberbullying and online safety. It could be that young people have not had the chance to practise digital skills in school or at home and may not be aware of the opportunities which digital skills can provide