Settlement in the digital age: digital inclusion and newly arrived young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds


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Author: Kenny, Edmee


This policy paper looks at newly arrived young people's engagement with digital technology and the internet and how this impacts their successful settlement in Australia. In particular, those in their first five years of settlement in Victoria. The paper notes that Australia is moving closer to a future where digital participation is less of a choice and more of a necessity, where economic and social participation are increasingly linked to digital skills and technical competencies. Digital inclusion refers to the capacity to participate fully and equally in the digital world. The...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Equity; Migration; Skills and knowledge; Technology; Literacy

Keywords: Refugees; Migrants; Equal opportunity; Internet; Technological literacy; Competence; Social inclusion; Skill needs; Skill development; Digital skills

Geographic subjects: Victoria; Australia; Oceania

Published: Carlton, Victoria: Centre for Multicultural Youth, 2017

Physical description: 37 p. (report) + 6 p. (summary)

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Resource type: Report

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Document number: TD/TNC 127.346

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