Incredible shrinking digital divide (for white kids)

Rochelle Hartman writes “According to a report from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, titled ‘Connected to the Future,’ almost two-thirds of American children between the ages of 2 and 17 logged onto the Internet during 2002.

Despite the huge rise in regular use of the internet, kids of color and low income kids are still much less likely to have regular, reliable access. Among kids ages 2-17 ’49 percent of Caucasian children use the Internet at home, compared to only 29 percent of African-American children, and 33 percent of Hispanic children.’ Another report of the report is here at Reuters.

An e-version of the study is available here.