Tech Literacy today

Many organisations are working hard to set young people up for success in a digital world.

This page brings you the latest news, views and initiatives from around the UK and beyond, to help build a culture of tech literacy.

BT / Ipsos MORI report

At BT we’ve focussed our initial efforts to build a culture of tech literacy supporting primary school teachers because they play a crucial role in setting children’s attitudes and aspirations.

Through the Barefoot Computing Project, we’ve been alongside them for the past two years.

This study builds on what we’ve learnt via the Barefoot Computing project and brings together the views of 400 primary school teachers across England, Scotland and Wales, as well as teachers and pupils from five schools who have been through the Barefoot Computing Project.

We hope the data and ideas will provide valuable insight into what teachers need to help make tech literacy a new cornerstone of modern education in primary schools, and will act as a spur to all who are committed to taking tech literacy to the next level.

Please see below an executive summary and the full report of the findings, for you to download and share.

View executive summary

View full report

Find out more about Barefoot Computing Project

Taking Tech Literacy mainstream

On the 28th of November, BT CEO Gavin Patterson held the second Tech Literacy event at BT Tower, London. This focused on ‘Taking Tech Literacy Mainstream’ using the power of culture, media and sport to inspire young people with tech.

The event brought together the private, public and educational sectors to debate what can be done to ensure all young people have access to a tech literate future.

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