Developing a new benchmark - a Minimum Digital Living Standard

A talk by Abigail Davis, Katherine Hill, Matt Padley, Professor Simeon Yates and Dr Emma Stone
CRSP, CRSP, CRSP, University of Liverpool and Good Things Foundation

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[This event is hosted by the Nuffield Foundation]

What is the basic ‘basket of digital goods, skills and services’ needed by an average household?

‘A minimum digital standard of living includes, but is more than, having accessible internet, adequate equipment, and appropriate training and support. It is about being able to communicate, connect and engage with opportunities safely and with confidence.’

This is the draft definition emerging from ‘orientation’ research with members of the public. It is the first phase in a proof-of-concept study to set a Minimum Digital Living Standard for UK households with children (supported by the Nuffield Foundation, with Nominet), and to develop a Minimum Digital Living Standard for Wales (supported by the Welsh Government).

This event is for policy, research and advocacy stakeholders with an interest in digital exclusion and digital inclusion. The first half will feature presentations; the second half will provide an opportunity for breakout discussions - inviting debate on using the benchmark.