Deadly Digital Communities - dream big

Digital literacy is an essential skill in the digital age as more services and daily interactions move online. The Australian Digital Inclusion Index reports that digital inclusion is steadily increasing in Australia. However on multiple digital inclusion dimensions, access to digital technologies and digital skill building is limited for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

 

Deadly Digital Communities will help close the digital divide in Queensland by encouraging people in remote and regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to develop digital literacy skills and use digital technologies to access health, social and financial services.

The Deadly Digital story

The Deadly Digital Communities Program is an initiative of State Library of Queensland and Telstra in partnership with local government through their Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) and public library services. It is a community-based digital technology skills training program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities across Queensland with the aim to increase digital literacy.

Digital literacy is an essential skill in the digital age as more services and daily interactions move online. The Australian Digital Inclusion Index reports that digital inclusion is steadily increasing in Australia, however in multiple digital inclusion dimensions, access to digital technologies and digital skill building is limited for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Deadly Digital Communities aims to help close the digital divide in Queensland by encouraging people in remote and regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to develop digital literacy skills and use digital technologies to access health, social and financial services. Since the program began in 2017, over 5,300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders have embraced digital technology by participating in free training sessions delivered across the state through participating IKCs and public libraries. 

Deadly Digital Communities is an initiative of the State Library of Queensland and Telstra in partnership with Indigenous Knowledge Centres and local councils.