7. Local schools have computer and high-speed Internet access, as well as curricula that support digital and media literacy
-A re kids trained to use the modern digital tools to learn, to produce content, and to coordinate and organize activity? This is digital literacy.
-A re kids trained to question the validity of online material, develop a critical eye, perceive and protect themselves from dangerous situations, and appreciate the dictates of journalistic integrity? This is media literacy.
8. High-speed Internet is available to all citizens
-D oes local and state government promote development of and access to a telecommunications infrastructure that gives easy and affordable access to services and information found primarily on-line or digitally?
-A re these services, including high speed Internet access, available in the home, in schools and in other public institutions?
- Are there choices of service providers?
- Wireless and wireline communications and Internet services are valuable and offer different experiences. Are both available?
The Report of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy