Digital technology has weaved its way into just about every facet of our lives. It has opened o[ new ways to connect with others, work together and access services. However, society's growing dependence on technology and online services means we need to ensure that all citizens have the ability, know-how and confidence to participate. With the digital divide deepening in Australia, there's a real risk of people being excluded from participating in society because of a lack of technology skills.
Developing a digitally inclusive society will require efforts from all sectors and Brendan outlines practical ways in which this can happen.
The need for better Digital Inclusion in Australia is why Go Digi exists and why we're running the National Year of Digital Inclusion in 2016. It's been fantastic to see how organistions are embracing its message and using it to promote a more inclusive Australia that recognises the need for improved digital skills. Our aim is to see 300,000 Australians improve their online confidence and benefit from what the Internet and digital technology has to offer us.
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