UK teenagers spend the equivalent of an average working week online, research has found, the i paper reports.
An analysis found that the amount of time 15-year-olds spent on the internet rose from an average of 21 hours a week in 2012 to 35 hours per week in 2018.
The UK was slightly above the OECD average, with 15-year-olds spending 36 hours a week online.
Teenagers in Denmark spent the longest online — 47 hours a week —while in the US they spent 41 hours a week on the internet.
In South Korea teenagers spent just 22 hours a week online, while in Japan it was 23 hours per week.
On average across OECD nations, 88 per cent of students had both an internet connection at home and a computer they could use for schoolwork in 2018.
The data gathered through the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) showed that the most common digital skill taught at school in developed nations was understanding the consequences of publishing information online.
The least common skill was how to detect phishing or spam emails.