The findings were published in a report by Logicalis UK, entitled ‘The Realtime Generation: Rise of the Digital First Era’.
Conducted by research company Youngbods, the survey revealed the digital life of the average UK teen includes six digital devices and access to 192GB of storage, while two-thirds are creating and actively sharing videos online.
This connected generation consider Maths, English, Science and ICT the four most essential subjects to study; and IT and Science top career choices. The findings also demonstrate a demand for change in the workplace of the future.
Gerry Carroll, author of the report at Logicalis UK, commented: “The statistics show a highly connected, commercially aware generation that is pursuing careers in STEM industries, and whose instinctive ICT skills could bring innovation and greater productivity to the workplace.
“This generation has the potential to deliver a digital dividend; an economic return on their ICT skills. But it won’t happen by itself. The challenge for Government, the education system and employers is to sustain this generation’s interest in the professions and industries that give Britain its competitive edge.”