August 4, 2016 | Esther Lie

I'm very conscious of using my phone in social situations. I hate it when I'm distracted by frequent notifications.

New research reveals that a third of Britons have taken a break from their mobiles to interact more with people, be more productive and 'enjoy life more'. The biggest group to ditch their devices were the under-25s.

With super-fast connections everywhere, switching off may be difficult.

But there are many positives to having constant access to the internet. From improving knowledge, to staying connected with friends, I think we should find a balance between the real world and the virtual.

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