The Nominet Digital Youth Index is a free-to-use national, annual benchmarking and barometer research identifying and monitoring the key drivers, issues and opportunities in young people’s relationship with digital technology across the UK.

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The Nominet Digital Youth Index is a free-to-use national, annual benchmarking and barometer research identifying and monitoring the key drivers, issues and opportunities in young people’s relationship with digital technology across the UK.

Digital Youth Index Read the full 2022 report

The Nominet Digital Youth Index is a benchmarking report offering insight into young people’s digital experiences. What are the challenges and barriers they face? What do they love – and what do they worry about? Importantly, how can we help them harness the positive power that the digital world promises?

It’s the brainchild of Nominet’s Social Impact Programme and we’ll be gathering this data every year. It helps us – and you – to understand the digital lives of the young and identify the areas where we need to help them thrive.

The data is available for use and you can read the full 2022 report with our insight and analysis from the research via the link below.

43% of young people say they taught themselves about online safety

Many young people lack reliable and authoritative sources to learn about staying safe online. To allow us to move forward with online safety we must identify the issues and perceived blockers that really matter to young people and understand the changes they want to see.

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Internet safety and countering harms

6 February 2023

Online safety through the eyes of young people

Many young people lack reliable and authoritative sources to learn about staying safe online. To allow us to move forward with online safety we must identify the issues and perceived blockers that really matter to young people and understand the changes they want to see.

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Digital access and inclusion

31 January 2023

Interview: 10-year-old discusses how she feels about not yet having access to a mobile phone

The Digital Youth Index allows us to hear from young people themselves, just like this 10-year-old who alludes to feelings of digital isolation by not having access to a mobile device.

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Internet safety and countering harms

27 January 2023

Interview: 21-year old shares his perspective around online safety

A 21-year-old interviewed as part of our Nominet Digital Youth Index questions whether online safety approaches used in schools, and by parents, are sufficient in today’s digital society.

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