Digital inclusion and information technology use: the adolescent health focus

ABSTRACT A unique case study, of quantitative-qualitative approach, that sought to analyze the digital inclusion of adolescents in a public school in the West of Minas Gerais. Data were collected from a questionnaire; A virtual learning environment and registry of observations. Quantitative data were analyzed by descriptive statistics. The qualitative data were analyzed from the Content Analysis. There were weaknesses in the digital inclusion of the adolescents studied and behavioral differences in the use of the virtual learning environment. The language was colloquial, synthetic and with errors. The interaction was incipient, eventually occurring cyberbullying. The virtual environment was underutilized and fragilities were found in the support of the school community for access to technology. It is concluded that the digital inclusion of adolescents, aiming at access to health information, in the scenario studied remains a current challenge.