Education, Skills and Learning

Rich and poor teenagers use the web differently – here's what this is doing to inequality

Students set up their donated laptop computers on the first day of school at Joplin High School in Joplin, Missouri August 17, 2011. Residents are still recovering and rebuilding from a devastating tornado that ripped through Joplin, in late May, killing nearly 160 people and destroying more than 8,000 homes and other structures. Nearly three months after the deadly tornado, the school year started on time Wednesday, including a brand new high school built in a mall. The computers were purchased with a $500,000 gift from the embassy of the United Arab Emirates to spend on laptops. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION) - RTR2Q185

There are big differences in how rich and poor teenagers spend their time online. Image: REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Rosamond Hutt
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