Opportunities
Digital technologies can result in great positive effects
  • Social ties
    networks and support
  • Access to information and knowledge
    understanding and access to opportunities
  • Democracy
    empowerment and participation
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Inequalities
But there also are mayor gaps and challenges
  • Unequal access
    stable and fast internet
  • Divergent uses
    devices and applications
  • Asymmetric skills
    searching, producing, understanding, and evaluating content
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[During lockdowns] we started to organize everything through WhatsApp. Those who were 60 and older were included [in the group chats] but did not know how to use it. So, the kids had to teach them. We also helped them apply to IFE [financial aid] because they did not know how do it online.
Community leader from Carrizal, a rural community in Northern Chile
Source: Fondecyt 1210740
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