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.
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.
Building independence by building digital skills
Developing digital skills and confidence through Learn My Way helps HT to become more independent and integrated within her local community.
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.
How access to a device builds confidence and develops skills
Liz is a learner at Clear Community Web, who has significantly improved her emotional wellbeing while improving her digital literacy through access to devices and data.
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.
How data and devices are breaking down barriers for marginalised women
As the National Databank and National Device Bank expand, the incredible social impact is clear to see. Stories from the National Digital Inclusion Network and organisations like 4Mnet highlight the power of data and devices to empower people, create independence, and strengthen communities.
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.
New research reveals 38% of Brits face challenges because of a lack of digital skills
Research commissioned by Virgin Media O2 highlights highlights the digital skills challenges faced by the UK population and the reality of digital exclusion.
London Device Bank prevents over 2.5 million kg of CO2 emissions by reusing electronics
The London Device Bank is part of Get Online London, a digital inclusion service by Good Things Foundation, supported by the London Office of Technology and Innovation (LOTI) and the Mayor of London.