What is the Digital Divide?
The digital divide refers to the gap between specific demographics that have access and understanding of modern technology. The gap exists between developed and developing countries, socioeconomic groups, genders, races, rural and urban areas, and many other categories. The most visible part of the digital divide is the limited access to technology and the Internet.
What are we doing about it?
Here at George Mason we take part in the annual Digital Inclusion Week campaign to engage our local community in promoting digital inclusion and equity. This year we are spreading the word about the digital divide and encouraging students and faculty to contribute to digital inclusion by donating funds and devices. The goal of digital inclusion is to ensure all individuals and communities have access to and use of technology and the Internet.
There will be a booth in the Johnson Center every day from October 4th to October 8th where students and faculty can come and donate to the device drive and talk with us more in depth about the digital divide.
“The Internet is not a luxury, it is a necessity.”