6-year-olds more digital-wise than adults

An interesting study about Digital Quotient (DQ), which is a test designed by Ofcom and measures how tech savvy you are.

The study, among nearly 2,000 adults and 800 children, finds that six year olds claim to have the same understanding of communications technology as 45 year olds. Also, more than 60% of people aged 55 and over have a below average ‘DQ’ score.

It shows that we hit our peak confidence and understanding of digital communications and technology when we are in our mid-teens; this drops gradually up to our late 50s and then falls rapidly from 60 and beyond.

My score is 132, which is luckily above average. A good thing for someone working in the digital & online world. If you’d like, then you too can take the test.

This article is also available online on Guardian Weekly.