This article addresses the global aspect of the digital divide in two ways. First, I will focus primarily on the issue of school-aged children's access to information and communications technologies (ICT) globally. My focus is on children for the simple reason that children embody the future. Second, I will limit my assessment of this issue to a comparison of children's access to ICT in six countries around the world. Located on five continents, these six countries range from highly developed OECD countries to lesser developed countries. They are the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Mongolia, and Tanzania.
Susanna Frederick Fischer, The Global Digital Divide: Focusing on Children, 24 HASTINGS COMM. & ENT. L. J. 477 (2002).