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InRealLife review

A documentary that aims to examine the effect of the internet on teenagers' lives

Did you know that 40 per cent of teenagers spend more time with their friends online than in real life?

That’s one of the factoids in Beeban Kidron’s thoughtful doc, which examines how the internet is shaping today’s youth.

More shocking are the teens themselves, who have entire relationships and devour porn online at the old age of 15.

Unsurprisingly, Google, Facebook and YouTube all declined to be interviewed, so InRealLife feels a little incomplete.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes the biggest impact, branding the internet “the greatest spying machine ever developed”.

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Joshua Winning

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.