Why we’re working together
There are 1.8 billion young people in the world today. Children and adolescents under 18 account for one in three internet users around the world, and youth aged 15—24 are the world’s most digitally connected age group. BT and Unicef are working together in partnership to deliver digital skills to children and young people to help them succeed in the 21st century workplace and beyond.
Online access and digital technologies can deliver huge opportunities for young people, providing them with training, job-matching services and new kinds of employment. But, in an increasingly digital world, youth are also exposed to new challenges, such as cyber-bullying and greater inequalities for those who are not digitally literate.
As part of BT’s Skills For Tomorrow initiative, our partnership aims to help young people develop the skills they need to become active participants in their communities and the workforce of the future.
Together, over the next two years, we are helping to deliver digital skills education programmes designed to harness young people’s potential. We aim to empower young people to seize the positive opportunities offered by the digital world in a safe and responsible manner, enabling them to learn new skills and maximise the benefits of digital technologies to their lives and their futures.