The digital inclusion presupposes the possibility of production and dissemination of knowledge and access to digital tools for all citizens. Thus, its main objective is the democratization of technology.
With the advancement of technology in the present times, the digital world has been taking over the world scenario. With this, there was an evolution of man as well as his quality of life, whether in personal or professional life.
However, not all the people in the world were included in this massification of information technologies. And in this way, they did not follow the digital language that was taking on proportions never seen before.
It is noteworthy that the vocabulary of the world of computers, the internet and videos has been expanding. Today we hear quite naturally words such as: “login”, “chat”, “surf the internet”, “website”, among many others that we have been incorporating into the vocabulary.
Digital Inclusion in Brazil
If you think about this rapidly expanding information and communication technology (ICT) advance that is now part of global relations, most people have a computer, the Internet, and other ways of interacting with the digital world.
However, not only in Brazil, there are still many challenges to be overcome. We highlight here the problem of poverty that affects a large part of the population. This factor causes many people to be excluded from this “new language” exploited by the information society, which leads to the removal of such individuals from society.
Understanding digital language has never been more important than today, for example, to get a job. Along with this, we can see the increase of the offer of courses in the area in the last decades.
For this reason, throughout the country, in recent years, the topic of digital inclusion has been a topic, referred to as necessity.
Importantly, social exclusion intensifies digital exclusion, which in turn deepens socioeconomic exclusion.
However, in Brazil, the problems of implanting digital systems have encountered many difficulties to be implemented, especially in the poorest environments.
To this end, the Brazilian government and its ministries have invested in programs and projects that enable this digital “literacy”. The purpose is to include such individuals thus benefiting their membership.
This is the case of the federal government project, implemented in 2005, called ” Computer for All ” which aims to democratize access to digital media. The main focus is to expand the number of Brazilians with internet access.
Digital Inclusion in Schools
Even today, much of the Brazilian population is excluded from the digital age. In this context, education is an important tool combined with digital inclusion. This is because it works with the construction of knowledge while involving several social actors.
Partnerships involving the government, private institutions, schools and universities are of paramount importance to develop or stimulate digital inclusion actions.
We highlight the availability of computers, internet access, cost reduction, increased offer of courses in the area and also the improvement or adaptation of infrastructure.