Rethinking the Digital Divide: Findings from a study of marginalised young people's ICT use
by Michelle Blanchard, Atari Metcalf, Jo Degney, Prof. Helen Herrman & Dr Jane Burns
Youth Studies Australia, v.27, n.4, 2008, pp.35-42.
Summary: This paper presents findings from a study that investigated young people's ICT use and the capacity of service providers to utilise these technologies in their practice. The results suggest that ICT may be an important resource for mental health promotion, particularly in relation to engaging young people. It was found that young people experiencing marginalisation access and engage with ICT although the quality of the access available to them is often limited. The findings also suggest that there is a pressing need to provide training for service providers to increase their capacity to use ICT.