Online tutoring for disadvantaged pupils

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The Click Connect Learn fund, run by Nesta, along with support from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has provided over £376,000 to provide online tutoring to disadvantaged pupils in England.

Three volunteer-led projects have been commissioned with the aim of improving the educational attainment of these pupils to help them get further in education, employment or training, and to show the benefits of online tutoring.

The programmes will begin in autumn of 2017 and will last for 18 months.

The House of Lords has published a briefing on digital skills in the United Kingdom Published, 10 August 2017

The UK House of Lords has released a library briefing on digital skills in advance of a debate that was planned to take place in the House on 7 September 2017.

The briefings covers areas such as managing digital information; communicating and connecting with others; transacting and using digital government services; solving problems using digital tools; and creating basic digital content.

The briefing also highlights the contribution of the digital sector to the UK economy, the publication of the UK Digital Strategy 2017, and recent Ofcom research on digital understanding in the UK.

Basic Digital Skills UK Report 2017” report examines digital skills across the UK.

On behalf of Lloyds Bank, Ipsos MORI has published a report on the UK’s digital capabilities across demographic, geographic and technographic areas.

The report focuses on skills related to managing information, problem solving, communicating, creating and transacting.

The findings show that although a large proportion of the population still lack basic digital skills, there has been improvement in the adult demographic and certain demographics, such as in the 17-24 age bracket, have also shown greater increase in skills uptake.

Growing Up Digital” report, presents findings from the Growing Up Digital Taskforce.

This report from the Children’s Commissioner acknowledges that the internet's role in children's lives continues to grow and that more needs to be done with regard to children's safety and privacy.

The report presents the results from the Growing Up Digital Taskforce’s consultation with a group of technology, legal and policy experts, which focused on how society can prepare children for digital life.

In particular, the report discusses possible interventions to empower children and young adults with resilience, information and power.