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How tech savvy are you? Take Ofcom's Digital Quotient (DQ) test

The study suggests children in single digits are more confident at using digital devices than their parents and grandparents. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

While mid-teens are unsurprisingly the UK's savviest tech users, a new study has found children as young as six are more confident with technology than adults over the age of 45.

Ofcom tested around 2,000 adults and 800 children to assess the digital aptitude of different age groups and published its findings in its annual Communications Market Report.

The so-called "millennium generation" of 14 and 15-year-olds were found to have the highest confidence and knowledge of technology, with an average score of 113 in the Digital Quotient (DQ) test.

The test also found interesting differences in the way different generations engaged with technology.

ITV News reporter Lewis Vaughan Jones reports:

Still speaking over the phone? You're probably part of an older generation of technology users. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Only 5% of teenagers said they spoke over the phone or sent emails, compared to more than 50% of adults who communicated through both.

The report also found people in the UK now spend more time engaging with technology than sleeping.

The average of eight hours and 41 minutes a day spent watching TV, listening to the radio, surfing the internet or using a mobile phone topped the average eight hours and 21 minutes asleep in bed.

So how tech savvy are you?

Ofcom's three-minute digital aptitude test (a simplified version of the research test) will find out your own DQ score and give advice on how to get the best out of your technology.

Click here to take the test.