School Census

A third of Kiwi high-school students feel they are spending too much time on their phones - but can't stop themselves.

An online "census at school", filled in by more than 23,000 children so far this year between Years 4 and 13, has found that students in every year of high school spend a median of three to four hours on screens every night after school.

A third of them in the first year of high school, rising to almost half in their final year, are on screens for almost four hours a night.

And 35 per cent

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School census