The Nominet Digital Youth Index is a free-to-use national, annual benchmarking and barometer report 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 report 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 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 report with our insight and analysis from the research via the link below.

Data Snapshots

Understanding Digital Families

An exploration of how the shift to digital is compounding long-standing inequalities for many families and creating new challenges for all. Cliff Manning, from ParentZone, discusses the interplay between the factors impacting digital inequality and the complexity in understanding families’ relationship with technology.

One of the early promises of the web was that it would democratise knowledge and break open opportunities. Whether you were in Mumbai or Manchester and whatever your background you would have access to the same resources, be able to make the same connections and follow your own path. However, with 1 in 5 young people not having suitable access or devices for learning, that promise is not being kept.

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Digital access and inclusion
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17 March 2022

Data Poverty and the effects of being ‘data hungry’

An analysis of  ‘data poverty’ and what is deemed as essential. Dr. Emma Stone from Good Things Foundation explores how data poverty is shaped and the knock-on effects.

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Internet safety and countering harms
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5 January 2022

Interview: Grace, 13, discusses internet safety with mum Sarah

Hear from Grace, 13, as she discusses internet safety, exploring social media and the impact of online learning on her and her classmates alongside mum Sarah.

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Access to services
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5 January 2022

Interview: Jacob, 11, discusses his digital experiences

Listen to 11-year-old Jacob discuss his home learning experience, access to technology, and his opinions on gaming consoles and how they impact emotion.

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