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Tech literacy today

Many organisations are working hard to set young people up for success in a digital world.

This page brings you the latest news, views and initiatives from around the UK and beyond, to help build a culture of tech literacy.

Tech know-how. The new way to get ahead for the next generation.

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Technology is transforming how we live and work today, offering tremendous opportunity to drive economic growth and prosperity. But without concerted effort, there’s a risk that the digital revolution will entrench existing social challenges.

BT and Accenture Strategy commissioned extensive research to explore the relationship between tech literacy and social mobility in the UK. It tests our shared hypothesis that individuals with higher levels of tech literacy also experience improved professional prospects and greater social mobility.

The report highlights what it will take to make tech know-how the new way to get ahead for the next generation. We hope it will make a valuable contribution to the national debate on shaping a more inclusive economy and society for the future.

Please see below the full report of the findings for you to download and share.

View full report 

Tech know-how. The new way to get ahead for the next generation. 


BT / Ipsos MORI report 

At BT we’ve focussed our initial efforts to build a culture of tech literacy supporting primary school teachers because they play a crucial role in setting children’s attitudes and aspirations.

Through the Barefoot Computing Project, we’ve been alongside them for the past two years.

This study builds on what we’ve learnt via the Barefoot Computing project and brings together the views of 400 primary school teachers across England, Scotland and Wales, as well as teachers and pupils from five schools who have been through the Barefoot Computing Project.

We hope the data and ideas will provide valuable insight into what teachers need to help make tech literacy a new cornerstone of modern education in primary schools, and will act as a spur to all who are committed to taking tech literacy to the next level.

Please see below an executive summary and the full report of the findings, for you to download and share.

View executive summary
View full report
Find out about Barefoot Computing Project


BT Sport lifts the lid on how much tech it takes to bring the best sporting action to your screens

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