Presence of Digital Skills Among Teens Impacts Confidence

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The National 4-H Council released a report from a study they conducted recently on the impact of broadband access and attainment of digital skills in teens. They reported the lack of access to Broadband Internet interferes with teens’ confidence. Teens with the lack of access are less confident about graduating, finding a job, financial success, and feel less confident when comparing themselves to the average American their age. Additionally, teens with Broadband are more optimistic about their social mobility for higher education and their careers.

4-H curriculum is available to teach digital skills. Visit the Broadband Resources page for information and ways to take action on broadband issues.

Please contact Kenny Sherin if you have questions about teaching digital skills in 4-H.

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Kenneth Sherin, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKenneth SherinBroadband Access and Education Coordinator and County Extension Director Call Kenneth Email Kenneth N.C. Cooperative Extension, Randolph County Center
Updated on Mar 5, 2021
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