In just 10 years internet connected smartphones have quickly become something of a necessity in Australian life

the ABC's Australia talks survey has found 96 per cent of us have a smartphone.

And more than 60 per cent of us spend between 1 and 6 hours a day staring at them.

But the rapid adoption of the technology has left some Australians behind, on the wrong side of the digital divide.

Social affairs correspondent Norman Hermant has the story.

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