We have announced a long-term ambition to inspire young people in the UK to embrace the role technology plays in their lives.
The Tech Partnership’s CEO, Karen Price, reflects on her experience at the BT Tech Literacy Challenge Event
The Tech Partnership was represented by CEO Karen Price at a cross-sector summit to address the tech literacy paradox – the fact that young people grow up surrounded by technology and are increasingly savvy users of it, but many of them have a limited understanding of how it actually works.
Kids are surrounded by tech from an early age. Yet many don’t understand how they work or how tech skills could benefit their future lives.
BT’s Chief Executive Gavin Patterson today announced a major programme to improve levels of tech literacy among UK primary school children.
Even though young people grow up surrounded by technology, many of them don’t understand how it actually works or how tech skills could benefit their future careers.
Encouraging young people to become active creators of technology rather than passive consumers is crucial if we are to overcome the tech paradox.
It’s vital that more young people move from passive consumers to active creators of tech.