School's Out - What could this mean for young people's lives…
School's Out - What could this mean for young people's lives online?
They are entertaining themselves.
They will have more time to be online, rather than be at school.
They could be educating themselves at home voluntarily with videos and websites or reading.
They could be catching up with friends and family.
They might not be getting as much exercise.
They are potentially being online all day.
They could be missing out on education.
They might not stay hydrated or nourished with the right foods.
They won't be able to get a healthy break from online life.
They will be able to have a good break, relax and do what they like, instead of being cramped up in school all day, then coming back to homework.
Advice for young people in lockdown.
Remind yourself to get outside for fresh air and exercise.
Take breaks from games, social media and online usage.
Stay aware of online dangers.
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Lots of clear, bulleted tips that are easy to see and read..
Clear, dedicated pages focussed on specific groups, such as gamers, LGBT+ groups etc.
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Limited focus on LGBT+ issues online for many pages.