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Which is better - the 1980s or today?

21 March 2013 Last updated at 11:10 GMT

Today's charts are dominated by One Direction and Rihanna, almost every teenager has a smartphone and the internet plays a part of daily life. But how does growing up in 2013 compare to the 1980s?

In a special film for BBC News School Report, Ola, Leila and Alice from Southend High School for Girls travel back to the decade of legwarmers, neon and Rubik's cubes and ask whether it was better to be a teenager then or now.

Hear this feature on BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live.