Reframing the Digital Divide: Immigrant Families Prioritize Tech for Learning

by Administrator
March 10, 2017

Our third and final installment of the “Reframing the Digital Divide” infographic series presents details about the disproportionate connectivity and access challenges that lower-income families face, particularly those of Hispanic origin headed by immigrant parents, when compared with higher-income families. Almost half (44%) of immigrant Hispanic parents never use computers, and 66% of immigrant Hispanic parents have less trusted sources of support for learning about technology than parents in other groups. Despite these challenges, immigrant Hispanic parents are most likely to prioritize purchasing technology to support their children’s education and to report that their children use devices more for educational purposes.

View the complete infographic (click here for a Spanish-language version) to learn more about how to support immigrant parents with less access to technology in achieving their goal of making educational technology more accessible to their children.