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22 March 2023

Exploring the five pillars of the Digital Youth Index

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The DYI tool encompasses five pillars covering wellbeing, safety, skills, connectivity, and access. Here, we explore each of these pillars in more detail and share some key findings and statistics from our year two research.

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Digital skills and careers

27 September 2023

Join us for the 2023 Digital Youth Index launch

We’re looking forward to launching the 2023 data. With expert insight from our brilliant Youth and Advisory panels, the latest research allows us to compare datasets and identify emerging trends and themes from the last three years.

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Digital skills and careers

19 July 2023

Digital skills ability and aspirations in young people

How do young people feel digital skills will influence their future careers, and who is struggling to access sufficient digital skills training and support?

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Digital access and inclusion

31 May 2023

Young people within ethnic minority backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with a disability or mental health struggles need more support in digital safety

Young people need better support and education on digital safety. Our index data shows that young people are vulnerable to several dangers online, with some groups experiencing harmful content more than others.

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Digital access and inclusion

11 May 2023

Digital access and digital wellbeing are critical areas where young people need more support

Digital access and digital wellbeing are critical areas where young people need more support. In this article, we delve deeper into these pillars, looking at the young people who are most impacted and sharing some thoughts around any correlating factors between the two.

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Digital access and inclusion

12 April 2023

The impact of the cost-of-living crisis, household income and education on digital connectivity

Digital connectivity is an area that impacts young people across different genders, educations, disabilities, and living arrangements. When we start to look at the profiles of those impacted, and the effect of the cost-of-living crisis, our 2022 research highlights some areas which need to be addressed.

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Physical and mental wellbeing

4 April 2023

Childnet Thrive Online – Empowering young people with SEND to build happy and healthy online relationships

These free, adaptable resources cover the important topics of healthy relationships, digital wellbeing and online pornography and are designed to equip and enable educators, parents and carers, to support young people aged 11 and over with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

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