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.
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