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Managed services provider Logicalis published a survey called the “Realtime Generation Report 2016: The age of digital enlightenment”.  The report is based on a survey of 1000 13-17 year olds in the UK over a ten day period where respondents were asked about their ‘digital footprint’.  This group is being called the Realtime Generation because the 17 year olds surveyed were born at the time when the first smartphones were launching.


Here are some of the findings from the survey.

  • 18% – Percentage learning to code and this figure is steadily increasing (16% in 2014, 7% in 2013)
  • 41% – Studying a qualification in computer science.  The number one career choice for boys is IT & Information Management.
  • 7% – Have tried hacking – 1 in 14. Proportionately this equates to at least one hacker per classroom.
  • 52% – Expecting to create their own applications to use on Higher Education and company networks and devices
  • 42% – Happy to share their data in return for cash and would rather earn £15 cash from giving away their personal data, than earn cash from a job
  • 28% – Have given their personal information in return for discount or promotion



  • 83% – Choose their devices, in 68% of cases somebody else pays for them
  • 93% – Own a smartphone (55% Apple iOS, 39% Android OS)
  • 48% – Use online storage services
  • 75% – Shop online
  • 54% – Of girls are reporting suspicious online behavior
  • 37% – Of respondents have been targeted by an Internet scam
  • 19% – Have been hacked– of which 72% said their email account was hacked, and 53% said their social network had been hacked.


Even More:

  • The average Realtimer owns 4.9 digital devices
  • Girls spend on average 45 minutes more per day on social networks
  • Top 3 platforms for content YouTube (87%), Netflix (51%), Spotify (49%)


More info can be found here: