The "millennium generation" aged 14 and 15 show the most understanding of digital technology, a new report suggests.
The Ofcom report found that six-year-olds have the same understanding of gadgets as 45-year-olds.
Young people's digital habits were also found to be fundamentally different than older generations, with just 3% of communication time spent on the phone compared to 20% of adults' time.
"Our research shows that a 'millennium generation' is shaping communications habits for the future," Ofcom chief executive Ed Richards said.
More top news
Very mild for mid February
Five teenagers have been arrested in London on the suspicion of preparation of acts of terrorism.
Goals from Lucas Perez and Theo Walcott ended Sutton United's FA Cup dream on Monday night.