CommunICTy

December 8, 2009 § Leave a comment

The UK government has pledged to get another one million people online by 2012 as it pushes ahead with moving the majority of its services onto the web. (www.news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8401196.stm)

Also in the article, ‘some two million people are estimated to currently use UK online centres, which were set up in 2000 to tackle the digital divide.’ Having posted the notion of opening up school ICT suites and wifis, surely school are in a position to support this agenda? Weekends, evening, it would be interesting to know when these centres are most used.

At the same time the BBC is reporting that lessons in using the internet safely are set to become a compulsory part of the curriculum for primary schoolchildren in England from 2011, unveilling the ‘Click Clever, Click Safe,’ strategy.

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