Digital Divide on Latinos in America <br />By Denice Perez<br />
Definition <br />digital divide"-the disparity between individuals who have and do not have access to information technolo...
Closing the Gap<br />For more than a decade, numerous private and government initiatives have assisted poor communities an...
Possible Solutions<br />Despite the well-documented IT gap between high- and low-income youth, and the billions of dollars...
Implications of Digital Divide<br />Diverse groups of individuals from government, education, social work, private foundat...
How Important is Technology?<br />Over three-fourths of the teenagers thought that owning a computer was critically import...
Statistical Data<br />Digital Divide in Computer Access and Use Between Poor and Non-Poor Youth<br />7<br />
Technology<br />Some 95% of non-Hispanics ages 16 and 17 go online, as do 96% of those ages 18 to 25.<br />Just over three...
Native Born vs. Foreign Born<br />A digital divide co-exists between native born Latinos and foreign-born Latinos. <br />8...
Online Video <br />Digital Divide in Computer Access and Use Between Poor and Non-Poor Youth<br />10<br />
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  1. 1. Digital Divide on Latinos in America <br />By Denice Perez<br />
  2. 2. Definition <br />digital divide"-the disparity between individuals who have and do not have access to information technology<br />For example, high-income, Caucasian, married, and well-educated individuals have more access to IT compared to low-income, African American and Latino, unmarried, and less-educated individuals<br />Digital Divide in Computer Access and Use Between Poor and Non-Poor Youth<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Closing the Gap<br />For more than a decade, numerous private and government initiatives have assisted poor communities and low-resource schools (where poor and minority students are more likely to reside and to attend) to gain access to computers, educational software, and the Internet<br />Digital Divide in Computer Access and Use Between Poor and Non-Poor Youth<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Possible Solutions<br />Despite the well-documented IT gap between high- and low-income youth, and the billions of dollars that have been spent to close this gap (Roberts, 2000), few studies have examined IT access and type of IT use between poor and non-poor youth using multivariate methods. <br />Digital Divide in Computer Access and Use Between Poor and Non-Poor Youth<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Implications of Digital Divide<br />Diverse groups of individuals from government, education, social work, private foundations, industry, the popular press, as well as parents and youths themselves, have expressed several why the nation should be concerned about the gap between the IT "haves" and "have-nots" <br />Digital Divide in Computer Access and Use Between Poor and Non-Poor Youth<br />5<br />Kafai, Y B., & Sutton, S. (1999). Elementary school students' computer andintemet use at home: Current trends and issues. Journal of EducationalComputingResearch,21, 345-262.<br />
  6. 6. How Important is Technology?<br />Over three-fourths of the teenagers thought that owning a computer was critically important, and more than 80% of these youths believed strong computer skills and IT knowledge were necessary for them to make a good living in the future.<br />Digital Divide in Computer Access and Use Between Poor and Non-Poor Youth<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Statistical Data<br />Digital Divide in Computer Access and Use Between Poor and Non-Poor Youth<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Technology<br />Some 95% of non-Hispanics ages 16 and 17 go online, as do 96% of those ages 18 to 25.<br />Just over three-fourths (76%) of Latinos ages 16 and older report using a cell phone.<br />English proficiency, is also linked to cell phone use among Latinos ages 16 and older.<br />Digital Divide in Computer Access and Use Between Poor and Non-Poor Youth<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Native Born vs. Foreign Born<br />A digital divide co-exists between native born Latinos and foreign-born Latinos. <br />85% of native-born Latinos ages 16 and older go online, only about half (51%) of foreign-born Latinos.<br />Among Hispanics in both age groups, the internet usage rate is 77%.<br />Digital Divide in Computer Access and Use Between Poor and Non-Poor Youth<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Online Video <br />Digital Divide in Computer Access and Use Between Poor and Non-Poor Youth<br />10<br />

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