DARIUS RAMAZANI photographed the latest campaign for the German Caritas Association "social needs digital". The campaign, which was developed by glow communication, calls for more support for digitization in social areas. In social professions, the use of digital devices can facilitate work. This would, for example, improve geriatric care by making it more individualized. To a certain extent, digital devices also provide barrier-free access, giving people with disabilities more opportunities for interaction and inclusion in their social environments. Applied in kindergartens, digital tools can help children learn. The digital devices are also an important tool that helps caregivers to document better.
Four out of five Germans use the Internet as granted. They live in "hybrid social spaces" within which these analog and digital parts are interwoven and complement one another. Fact is: Neither of these two realities is fully fulfilled by its counterpart. However, twelve million citizens are offline, mostly the elderly or those with lower levels of education who feel overwhelmed by digital devices or data security issues. They cannot take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Internet for inclusion. Yet, in today's society, where digitization pervades all areas, digital inclusion is an essential prerequisite for social inclusion.
The Caritas 2019 campaign calls for helping to shape digital transformation and asks politicians to not focus on digitization processes in business and industry: Social needs digital! GoSee: caritas.de///sozial-braucht-digital