Digital Youth Index Year 2 launch event


Date: 17th October 2022

Time: 09:30am – 11:00am

Event type: Virtual

Join expert speakers from the BBC, Stemettes and Manchester City Council at the launch of this year’s Nominet Digital Youth Index. Hosted by The Prince’s Trust, the launch event is taking place  on Monday 17th October 2022 at 09:30 – 11:00am. At this event we will be unveiling this year’s findings on young people’s relationship with digital technology across the UK. 

You will be among the first to hear the latest insights from our second year of findings through expert discussions comparing year on year data and identifying emerging trends and themes. We have been asking key questions around what this all means for young people given their lived experiences and contexts while facing a nationwide cost of living crisis.  

What’s new for year 2? 

  • We’ve doubled our sample size from 2,000 to 4,000 young people aged 8 – 25 to improve representation of findings 
  • In partnership with strategic insight agency Opinium and our expert Advisory Panel of representatives from the youth sector who have supported us to interpret the data, this year we have introduced a new Youth Advisory Panel, adding depth to our analysis 
  • We’ve enhanced our custom data visualisation tool to improve your experience, and are excited to announce that new year-on-year comparison functionality will be made available to ensure you can drill into the insights most relevant to you  

This year’s event will be livestreamed from Manchester and chaired by BBC Senior Tech Reporter, Shiona McCallum. Shiona covers everything tech related online and on-air and was previously a multimedia reporter and producer at Newsbeat on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra and The Asian Network.

We are also thrilled to reveal the following featured speakers will be in attendance:

  • Jonathan Townsend, UK Chief Executive, The Prince’s Trust
  • Paul Fletcher, CEO, Nominet
  • Dr Kira Allman, Senior Digital Strategy Officer at Manchester City Council
  • Members of the Nominet Digital Youth Index Youth Panel convened by Catch 22
  • Floriane Fidegnon-Edoh, tech policy professional, Chairperson Stemette Futures Youth Board and Trustee at Stemette Future
  • Eilidh McLaughlin, Head of Digital Citizen Unit, Scottish Government
  • Councillor Eamonn O’Brien, portfolio holder for Education, Skills, Work, Apprenticeships and Digital for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Join us at the event to gain a head start with the most up-to-date data and key takeaways to support future policies, inform campaigns and target those who need it the most to make meaningful change.