In 2012, an estimated 16 million adults still do not have the Basic Online Skills to fully benefit from the internet - including 4.6 million people in the workforce.
At Go ON UK, we believe that:
Everyone in the UK should have the Basic Online Skills to enjoy the full benefits of the web.
Communities that don't yet have the skills to fully enjoy the benefits of the internet should not be left behind.
Everyone deserves world-class digital services that meet their needs and are useable by all.
And that every organisation - in the private, public and voluntary sector - has a role to play
in building our nation's digital capability.
As Founder Partners of Go ON UK, we have made a commitment to use our collective expertise and networks to help build online skills at work and in the community. This is what we are doing:
Starting with our own organisations by making Basic Online Skills development and targeted support available to our staff where appropriate and necessary. Those of us who already have highly digitally skilled workforces are boosting our commitment in other ways.
In 2013, we'll join forces to support people in our communities who have low or no digital skills. Some of us will support SMEs and charities to ensure they have the skills to build thriving digital economies and communities.
We'll make sure that all our most in-demand services are online and offer a great user experience to anyone with Basic Online Skills by 2015.