UK youngsters lagging behind in new digital revolution

British youngsters are lagging behind children overseas when it comes to embracing the digital world, according to three Sheffield experts.

Professor Guy Merchant and Cathy Burnett from Sheffield Hallam University, and Julia Davies from Sheffield University, have produced a book on the issue.

It argues the UK is lagging behind Australia and Malaysia when it comes to fully embedding digital literacy into the classroom. Professor Merchant said the book was a ‘call to arms’ urging teachers and educationalists to do more.gggg