Where In The World Do The Most Young People Use Technology? – Edudemic

The recent UN International Telecommunications Union (UTI) study that looked at the proportion of young people in each country that grew up with the internet. This infographic has some of the more interesting data points.


Measuring The World’s Digital Natives

  • Digital Natives are considered to be those who are aged 15-24 and have at least five years of online experience
  • 30% of the world’s youth has been online for at least five years
  • Out of a world population of 7 billion, only 363 million are digital natives – or about 5.2%
  • Iceland has the largest number of digital natives as a % of population (13.9%)
  • China has the largest (raw) number of digital natives
  • Korea (Rep.) has the largest number of digital natives as a % of the youth population (99.6%)
  • The ratio of youth internet usage to overall internet usage is highest in developing countries
  • Over the next five years, the number of digital natives is expected to double
  • The large number of young people in developing countries will be a large driver of digital nativisim in the future


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