What is it?
Digital means the binary format of 1s and 0s (on or off). Digital can also refer to electronic products, such as a digital camera, MP3 player or eBook reader.
How does it work?
A digital product such as a camera transforms an analog image into data (a series of 1s and 0s) which is then transferred into a storage device and reassembled so that you see the original image. Analog cameras store the image onto film, which is then processed into prints. You can make a huge variety of changes to digital imagery which you cannot make to photo prints.
An eBook is a digital representation of a book and can only be displayed on a computer, or an ereader device, such as a Kindle.
Why is it useful?
The invention of digital and the development of electronic products and services have led to a revolution that, in general, has made products more widely available and easier to use.
What do you need to keep in mind about your children and digital?
Digital development will continue to create many new and amazing new careers for your child to consider in the future.
Want to know more?
To learn more about digital as a topic, you can search the internet for specific digital products and services to find websites that explain its benefits and how it works.