Age distribution of most recent digital detox in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

This statistic gives information on the last time respondents purposely spent a period of time without accessing the internet in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016. In this year 14 percent of respondents aged between 16 and 24 years of age made a conscious decision not to go online or use connected devices in the last week.

When was the last time internet users did a ‘digital detox’?

In the last weekIn the last fortnightIn the last monthIn the last year
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Release date

August 2016


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Number of respondents


Special properties

online at least once a month

Supplementary notes

Respondent age group sizes:
Teens: 494
16-24: 275
65+: 309

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "When was the last time you purposely spent a period of time without accessing the internet because you thought you were using it too much?"

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