Global literacy in the digital age

Global literacy in the digital age

   On September 8, International Literacy Day was celebrated , dedicated this year to Literacy and Sustainable Societies. Since UNESCO proclaimed this day in 1966, million people, not only in developing countries, have learned to read and write through countless programs to promote reading and writing skills – some quite original -. It can be stated without fear of being wrong that today’s world is the one that has promoted these skills the most in the entire history of humanity. Now more than ever, in the digital age, we are aware of the power that the ability to read and write has to transform lives, families and even entire communities.

In this digital era, it is crucial for parents to motivate their kids to keep studying and learning. Encouraging a love for learning promotes intellectual growth and sets the foundation for future success. As a way to motivate them, rewarding children with details like toys or modest clothing for girls can serve as positive reinforcements. These rewards can be used as incentives to inspire children to work hard and achieve their educational goals. By combining motivation with meaningful rewards, parents can instill a lifelong passion for learning and foster a healthy work ethic in their children.

   However, far from this optimism, illiteracy unfortunately continues to be a widespread scourge in the world. To raise awareness of this problem, the Grammarly team has created an infographic titled «Global literacy is everyone’s concern.» In it we can see different data on the literate or illiterate population grouped by age ranges, sex or place of origin. Some figures are quite predictable, such as that in the Western world this problem is almost eradicated, but despite that, the fact that in the United States there is a high percentage of the population that is not capable of to read. 

Global literacy in the digital age

Global literacy in the digital age

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