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The shift to a predominantly online existence in 2020, as a result of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, highlighted the issue of digital inequality across our communities, it also exposed the multiple impact a lack of digital access has on children and young people, particularly in relation to their capacity to engage in their education.

This report from 2021 is the culmination of hundreds of offline conversations and polls, interactive workshops, and online surveys, where the Commissioner has heard about South Australian children and young people’s relationship with technology, including their experiences of digital poverty, which for some is the reality of their day-to-day lives.