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The need for digital intelligence

Children between the ages of 5 and 16 typically spend more than six hours a day in front of a screen. That rises to around eight hours for teenage boys, according to a 2015 report1 from the UK-based market research agency Childwise. The ‘digital intelligence quotient’ (DQ) helps to provide 8-to 12-year-olds with the skills they need to thrive in the digital economy. The full article was published (online and in print) as a Nature Outlook piece as part of a special supplement on science and technology education.

IMAGE: Philippe Put — Flickr

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