It may come as little surprise, but in a recent study half of the teenagers surveyed admitted they felt addicted to their mobile devices.
And over a third of parents said they argued with their children about their phone use on a daily basis.
Now, a project is underway in Sussex to help young people take control of social media and use it as a force for good.
Malcolm Shaw spoke to students Lola Ray and Chloe Turnbull, and Jane Keating and Tayler Cresswell of Brighton5.
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