Over 94 per cent of Australian teenagers own a smart phone.

Teens who spend less time in front of screens are happier

In recent months, Silicon Valley executives have been speaking out about the purposely addictive designs of smartphones and social media, which make them hard to put down for anyone, but particularly teenagers. Now, a new report puts numbers to the warnings:, tying a sudden and large drop in adolescents' happiness with the proliferation of smartphones, and finding that the more hours a day teens spend in front of screens, the less satisfied they are.

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We're learning to control our use of technology.

Message from a techno-optimist: the kids will be OK

To navigate and thrive in this new world requires us to learn to use technology as the tool it was always meant to be – to connect with others, to make a difference and to enjoy ourselves - not as an end of itself.

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