“Everyone should have the choice to be on the internet. Even if it seems as though they don't want to be online, it may just be through lack of knowledge or understanding. We should encourage and nurture those people (young and old) who aren't on the net by supporting Race Online 2012, an organisation with the target of getting everybody in the UK on the internet by 2012.
It is incredibly important to get everyone online as the internet is likely to play an ever-expanding role in our society in the future - and we may find non-users isolated and alone. We are all users of the internet and should help make it become more accessible. Children also play a vital part; at Childnet Youth Camp we discussed holding community projects that would enable us children to educate locals with our internet knowledge by starting drop in sessions in our community hotspots e.g. village hall, church, old people’s homes etc to show people what they are missing out on. The internet can be a brilliant source of knowledge and entertainment for all - it just takes time to find that special purpose for each individual, whether that be a recipe website or just simply checking the football scores. We, as internet users, should take responsibility for that - if everyone supports and encourages just one person to get online, the internet would become much more inclusive, and thus, a better place for us all.”