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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8 August 2022

Case study: Bailey opens up about being left behind during the transition to online

Living with dyslexia and mild cerebral palsy, Bailey's story is just one example of how barriers of disadvantage can expand the divide between young people. Bailey encourages us to question the extent to which online spaces are designed to be inclusive for all.

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Access to services
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27 July 2022

Case study: Kiren discusses when her device does not suffice

14-year-old school student Kiren’s story focuses on her use of second hand digital devices. We gain insight into the difficulties she sometimes faces, and highlight the ways in which the devices she has access to are not always necessarily fit for purpose.

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Internet safety and countering harms
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18 July 2022

Digital Wellbeing Report, Who Cares? Scotland

A report created by Who Cares? Scotland drawing on the findings from their survey created by the Digital Wellbeing Group. They spoke to people across 24 local authorities to identify the main dangers online and the effects that digital skills and technology may have on an individual’s emotional, social, physical, and mental health.

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