When digital educational poverty and educational poverty do not coincide: socio-demographic and cultural description, digital skills, educational questions

The survey carried out as part of "Digital Connections", a two-year project by Save the Children with the Research Center on Education for Media, Innovation and Technology (CREMIT) of the Catholic University, detects a significant number of minors of lower secondary schools in which the condition of educational poverty does not coincide with that of digital educational poverty; out of 1976 students from 112 classes in 39 schools, this discrepancy is very high for 4.3% of respondents and high for a further 10.1%. The opposite case, in which digital educational poverty does not coincide with educational poverty, is respectively 6.2% and 12.6%. The first part of the contribution, which is therefore a specific leap compared to a previous publication (Marangi, Pasta, Rivoltella, 2022), describes the socio-demographic and cultural variants of minors in which the two conditions do not coincide, the domestic availability of devices technologies, their scholastic and extracurricular uses. The second part will analyze the minors in which the two conditions of deprivation do not coincide with respect to "digital skills" and the four areas of digital educational poverty, with reference to technical knowledge, procedural skills and awareness of the actions that they are activated in the digital world, both in the identification of the processes of meaning and in the strategies for using products and digital environments. Finally, this discrepancy will be re-read as an educational question for education professionals.