An important part of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic has been screen-based activity, especially to help children and young people manage their social and psychological well-being. Before the pandemic and associated lockdown, governments and third-sector organisations were very worried about the potential of screen use to cause harm among young people. Now, they are enthusiastically embracing its potential to keep social ties alive and to ensure that physical distancing need not mean social distancing too.
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Hunter, S. & Guiller, J. 2020, 'Blog: Rethinking teens and screens in the age of COVID-19', Psychreg. Available at: https://researchonline.gcu.ac.uk/en/publications/930c3b40-4353-4715-a5d1-9d4b7f4a1b41