About this website

This website was set up as part of a 2nd year project at the University of Hull. The project consisted of researching and reporting on an internet realted issue, such as; the security issues for a range of ages, the role of the internet, issues with e-commerce.

We decided to choose a topic that would give us a bit of a challenge, but which we also thought was quite intresting - the digital divide.

The article produced has been split up into sections to help making reading easier:

  1. Introduction
  2. An explanation of the digital divide
  3. The impact of the digital divide
  4. Are there any benefits to the digital divide?
  5. Tackling the digital divide
  6. Final thoughts
  7. Bibliography

If you would like to contact us regarding this project please click here, or visit our 'contact us' page.

So, what exactly is the digital divide?


The digital divide is a relatively new term, but in today’s society it is becoming increasing apparent. This report investigates the implications caused by the digital divide, giving a clear explanation of the digital divide, the statistics concerned, as well as possible solutions to tackling these issues concerned with the divide.

An explanation of the digital divide >

The Digital Divide

Drewdigs, 2007, The Digital Divide, [Online],
Available:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcboST0evqE [Accessed 24/04/08]