A new study has found 79 per cent of teenagers and 54 per cent of adults have what psychologists refer to as high mobile phone involvement.
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AAP
11 Nov - 12:06 AM 

HOW DO AUSTRALIANS USE SOCIAL MEDIA?

* Teenagers spend 1200 hours a year (3.3 hours a day) and adults spend 950 hours a year (2.6 hours a day) on social media

* 79 per cent of teenagers and 54 per cent of adults have what psychologists refer to as high mobile phone involvement

* High mobile phone involvement includes using a phone for no particular reason, being unable to reduce usage and feeling distressed at the thought of being without a mobile phone

* 46 per cent of teenagers and 26 per cent of adults reported using social media while in the company of others

* 13 per cent of adults used social media while walking down the street

* 26 per cent of teenagers said they used social media while in class

* Nine out of 10 Australians, aged 14 and over, use social media

Source: Digital Me report, by the Australian Psychological Society