Emma Willis has teamed up with Vodafone to bring to life the realities of the digital divide in a new YouTube mini docu-series entitled ‘Disconnected’. In the first episode of the series Emma explores some of the simple day-to-day tasks that are quick to perform when online, but become time-consuming challenges without any connection to the internet, apps or social media.
The series was created as part of Vodafone’s ongoing everyone.connected campaign, which aims to close the digital divide by donating connectivity, skills and devices to the 1.7 million people and businesses across the UK that are living in digital exclusion.
Disconnected comes hot on the heels of new research from Vodafone that delves into the importance of connectivity and the skills required to maximise being online, revealing that being connected is more important than other everyday essentials for Brits.
With so many day-to-day tasks being simpler, quicker and more cost effective to do online, the research showed that those facing digital exclusion could spend additional hours a day completing tasks such as banking (1.5 hours), booking appointments (1 hour) and paying household bills (1.2 hours). Something Emma found when looking into the impacts of digital exclusion on daily life.
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