Teens tire of tech
EVEN teenagers are sick of social media, and twothirds would not mind if it had never been invented, a British poll suggests.
Many are becoming disillusioned with its negative aspects, such as online abuse and fake news.
Experts say a growing number are adopting “brick” mobiles, with only rudimentary internet access, to give them a break from Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
The survey of 5000 teens found 63 per cent would not care if social media did not exist and 57 per cent said they had received abusive comments online. The poll, by Digital Awareness UK, found 56 per cent were “on the edge of addiction” to social media.