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There is increasing interest in how young people can develop the critical practices of digital literacy that enable the creation, sharing and understanding of meaning and that support participation in social, cultural, civic, economic and political life in an increasingly digital age.
Most of the research in this area is undertaken and reported by adults. Arguably, it is young people themselves however who can best understand their experiences of digital participation. These understandings are important in considering the sorts of support young people might want and need in order to develop the knowledge and understanding needed to be critical, creative and discerning users of digital technologies.
The aim of the Young People’s Research Group was to undertake research that they felt would inform others of the sorts issues young people might need support with in order to develop their digital literacy.