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.

Young people’s digital lives

The 2022 Nominet Digital Youth Index is now live. It is the second benchmark report on young people’s digital lives and wellbeing. The report is a stark reminder that our digital landscape is uneven, complicated, enriching, risky, essential. Not everyone has an equal chance to benefit.

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Digital access and inclusion

4 November 2022

Busting the myth of the young digital native: Young doesn’t mean included, just like old doesn’t mean excluded

Amy O’Donnell, Senior Programme Manager at Nominet shares her reflections and some stand out quotes from various speakers during the 2022 Nominet Digital Youth Index launch event.

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Internet safety and countering harms

24 October 2022

Social media minimum age limits and experiences of distress for underage children online

One of the things that has struck me during this research, and as the father of two young boys of junior school age, is how dependent we are today on digital technology. It is integral to our daily lives and is second nature to my kids. And as their dad I want to do all I can to help them benefit from digital technology while mitigating the risks of them being harmed.

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Access to services

20 October 2022

Confused? You should be. The Digital Youth Index provides a full picture of the many factors affecting young people’s digital lives

Reading this year’s Index I find myself struck by some quite different notions.  I have a daily view of my children using the Internet, apps, online gaming and so on but of course it’s a very narrow view - a tiny bubble. The Index helps me see much further and wider.

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