Information Technology Making a Difference in Children's Lives: An Issue Brief for Leaders for Children

Publication Date: April 2008

Publisher: Children's Partnership

Author(s): April KirkHart; Rebecca Schwalb; Jessica Rothschuh

Research Area: Population and demographics; Science and technology

Keywords: information technology; technology policy; digital opportunity

Type: Brief


Providing research and case studies that show how digital tools and applications can improve children's education, health, employment, and civic opportunities, this Issue Brief urges groups working on children's issues to include technology planks in their platforms and policy agendas. In addition to working for equitable access to digital tools for underserved children, the report encourages leaders of children to lobby for changes in public programs serving children to make them more effective, efficient and accessible by incorporating information and communications technology.