What is digital literacy?

With all due respect to Sen. Mark Begich, I had to laugh the other day when I read his quote in the Empire, “Alaska ranks dead last among the 50 states for internet speed, which hampers our children’s digital literacy.” I’m not sure what digital literacy is, but I would say that the Internet itself is hampering the youth of Alaska’s actual literacy. Perhaps instead of getting an even faster internet, we could encourage them to get outside more and enjoy this beautiful place we live in. Or read a book …

Mike Sypherd

Juneau

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