Girls in Canada’s high schools are less confident on computers and the Internet than boys and use them less, says a study that describes a new kind of digital divide in Canadian society.

The new digital divide, says the study released yesterday by Statistics Canada, is not about access to computers and the Internet — that gap has all but disappeared, it says — but about a gender gap when it comes to attitudes and opportunities in a knowledge-based economy that relies heavily on a computer-literate work force.
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