Data Snapshots

the data distilled

Our data snapshots put the spotlight on some of the key insights from the Nominet Digital Youth Index. Within each snapshot we explore the detail behind the insight, why it matters and the points we need to consider to address the implications for young people.

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2.1 million young adults are at risk of becoming digital castaways - how do we leave no one behind?

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Digital access and inclusion
Young person on phone at night

13 December 2021

Fit for Purpose Devices

While the majority of young people with internet access at home say they have access to a good quality connection, more than one in ten do not.

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Digital access and inclusion
Group of young people on laptops

3 November 2021

Having home broadband is necessary but not always sufficient for a good quality connection

Of those with a home broadband connection, 13% say their connection is not good enough and half of all young people (52%) say that there are things they can’t do online.

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Digital access and inclusion
Young child on public transport using smartphone

3 November 2021

Reverting to paper: Digital barriers compound for the most disadvantaged young people

Approximately 2.2 million young people have a smartphone but no access to a laptop or desktop. With teachers highlighting smartphones are not ideal for learning, what is the impact on maintaining education for those affected?

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Digital access and inclusion

21 October 2021

Digital Castaways

With 2.1 million young adults at risk of becoming digital castaways, the inequality in our digital lives is clear. But how do we leave no-one behind?

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