What can schools do to support families and pupils who find themselves on the wrong side of the digital divide? ​This was the subject for a recent Headteacher Update webinar that is now available to watch back free.

In an era of blended and hybrid learning, the digital divide has become an ever-growing barrier to education for many pupils, especially those who are disadvantaged.

A survey conducted in autumn 2021 by Stone Group, Headteacher Update and SecEd found that the digital divide was one of the biggest barriers to the effective use of technology in schools (cited by 57% of respondents).

And there is a second front emerging in the fight to close the digital divide – that of digital competency and skills.

So what can schools realistically and usefully do to help their students and families who find themselves on the wrong side of the divide? This webinar sought to answer this complex question, and offered some practical solutions, examples, and advice for schools.

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