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17 October 2022

Young people’s digital lives

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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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Access to services

19 October 2022

Regional Comparisons of the Index

There is increasing attention on regional and local strategies to counter inequalities, with many requests for geographic comparisons.  In this set of charts, we provide a summary view of the Digital Youth Index for each of the 12 UK nations and regions.

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Internet safety and countering harms

18 October 2022

Meaningful online safety and support for young people

This year’s report has five main pillars; digital wellbeing, internet safety, digital skills, device access and connectivity. It is perhaps no surprise that - running through all these areas of focus - is the issue of inequality. The impact of the pandemic fundamentally reshaped many children and young people’s use of technology, providing a lifeline to many but also deepening inequalities for others.

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Digital access and inclusion

17 October 2022

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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