The Impact of Digital Literacy
What impact does it have to not be digitally literate?
The Impact of not being digitally literate on Adults and Young People
The Social Impact
Social networking has grown massively in current years. Various computer applications are now used to maintain a strong social connections such as Facebook, Twitter, Snap-chat and other forms of on-line social media. This has allowed both young people and adults to stay more in touch with each other regardless of geographical location with ease. If a person is not digitally literate this is a huge barrier to the benefits of both online communication and using mobile communication devices.
Access to Services
More and more services are starting to rely on the digital age. Many services such as banking, utility billing, shopping and various booking systems all offer online services. Also, obtaining various quotes such as car or home insurances are also available online. If a person is not digitally literate then they are unable to access these services which a usually much faster, more convenient and cheaper. Being digitally literate allows someone to access the services and ‘shop around’ for deals online, something which a not digitally literate person would be able to do.