The survey explored how social media and technology affects the wellbeing of more than 1,000 Australian adults and 150 teens aged 14-17 years.
79% of teens and 54% of adults are highly involved with their mobile phones.
90% use social media, with Facebook and You Tube the most popular.
Teens are higher users of social media than adults, logging on 5-9 times a day, almost every day.
Both teens and adults use social media throughout the day, including meal times and in the company of others.
60.3% of teens and 41.8% of adults use it just before bed.
63% of teens feel pressure to look good, and 59% feel validated when others “like” their posts.
51.1% adults with a high level of phone use felt the pressure to look good, and 50.4% feel validated and recognised when others “like” their posts.
More Instagram users (20.6%) than non-users (12.6%) were classified as having low self-esteem.
Bullying and anti-social behaviour
28.7% of teens and 20.9% of adults have been bullied on social media.
35.1% of teens and 24.7% of adults have posted content they later regretted.
Adults who had been bullied were more likely to be 18-34 years of age.
15% of teens report being contacted daily on Facebook by strangers.
10% actually made contact with strangers.
60% of parents do not monitor the online activity of their children.
The whole survey is on a dropbox slideshow at aps.cmail19.com/t/r-l-jrqjhjk-kijhddttkk-r.
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