This session is facilitated by Ekansh Gupta, Shreya Prasad
About this session
Goals of this session
Web Literacy refers to everyone having the skills to read, write and participate in the digital world. In order for people to understand how to shape the Web – or even how to keep themselves safe online, or make a living with the Internet – there is a growing need to make sure everyone has the skills they need for healthy Internet citizenship. It needs to be realized that people who grew up with access to the Internet don’t automatically develop strong web literacy skills. We should resist the deepening of divides between the few who know how the technology works, and a majority who do not. We need everyone to recognize that Web literacy is more than coding. Governments, educators and parents need to be champions for Web literacy and foster creative opportunities for young people to develop these skills. Technology Companies also need Web Literacy to engage with people.