Carnegie UK Trust Report Highlights ‘Digital Natives’ Fallacy Among Young People


A new report from Carnegie UK Trust argues that many young people lack basic digital skills that are essential to succeeding in our digital world. The ‘A Digital World for All?’ report considers the problem of digital exclusion, and the risky assumption that all young people are digitally literate. It goes on to make recommendations for measures to build the skills of young people and tackle the challenge.

The report’s recommendations include working better with vulnerable young people, supporting a community of practitioners to support young people, measuring and evaluating digital skills effectively, countering the ‘Digital Native’ narrative and including young people in shaping digital skills projects, and making sure that digital skills development is delivered in formats that work for participants.

The full report can be downloaded from the website of the Carnegie UK Trust.