News, thoughts & stories
We like to think we’re experts in all things digital inclusion, technology for social good, community learning...in fact, quite a few things! If you’d like to know what we know, why not take a look at our latest news, thoughts and stories.
Insights from Lloyds Consumer Digital Index and Nominet’s Digital Youth Index
Two key reports launched last week and both highlight a growing digital exclusion gap. Head of Research and Data Insights, Katie Heard, discusses the key findings.
Circularity for social good: meet the Public Sector Pioneers
A suitable device is essential for digital inclusion. The continuing cost of living crisis is putting this out of reach for millions. We can fix this, says Good Things' Group CEO Helen Milner.
Empowering the Next Generation: Digital Youth Index
In an era where digital connectivity is as vital as electricity, we still know very little about the barriers and challenges to young people’s digital experiences. To discover more about this pressing issue, Good Things Foundation attended the #DigitalYouthIndex launch hosted by our strategic partner Nominet.
Recent polling reveals the reality of the digital skills challenges faced by the UK population
Read the insights from the public polling commissioned by Virgin Media O2 which highlights how people in the UK are experiencing digital exclusion.
Urgent call to fix the UK’s digital divide
With the release of the Autumn Statement, we're calling on the Government to urgently address the digital divide.
AI and the digital divide
Dr Emma Stone reflects on Good Things Foundation's #AIFringe event on what the advancements in AI could mean for digitally excluded people.
Have you had a play yet? #AIFringe
Dr Emma Stone on what the advancements in AI could mean for digitally excluded people, and how it can fix the digital divide - as explored at the #AIFringe
Visiting the network: our Get Online Week highlights
During Get Online Week 2023, the Good Things team visited lots of hubs, connecting with staff and speaking to people with lived experience of digital exclusion. Take a look at our highlights.
Why we must work together so that everyone can get online
As Get Online Week comes to an end for another year, we reflect on the big question: how are we going to fix the digital divide? The answer lies in the power of partnerships with community, corporate and Government, writes Natasha Bright-Wray - we know we are better together and can’t do it alone.
Digital Inclusion: Time for Action Not Words
The House of Lord's digital exclusion inquiry rang alarm bells - but the Government's response fell flat. Our Group CEO, Helen Milner OBE, writes about our disappointment at the lack of promised action.
Think everyone is online? Think again.
Alison Lawley, Digital Communications & Campaigns Manager, kicks off our annual digital inclusion campaign Get Online Week with a cold hard truth: millions of people still can’t access the internet.
Unlocking Good Things: new podcast series
During Get Online Week we're launching a daily mini-podcast series. Tune in from October 16-20th to hear how our digital inclusion services unlock good things for digitally excluded people.