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Strange Times

These really are strange times...yesterday, my mum told me I need to use my phone more!

These really are strange times...yesterday, my mum told me I need to use my phone more!

Since I got a phone in year 6 it's always been, "put that thing down", "you spend too much time on that phone", "that's it, I'm taking it off you", but the last few months things have been a little different. She wants me to use my phone; she tells me I'm not on it enough! Turns out technology and social media can be a positive thing.

Even though it's been difficult in lockdown, my phone and all my socials have kept my head on straight. Staying in touch with friends and their stories has been a real lifeline. Even having links with school on show my homework, TikTok (have you seen Ms Mc Garritty???!!!) and the YouTube compilations the teachers have put together. It has made this unreal experience a bit more "normal".

My mum has even started using social media a bit more herself; it's super cringe, but if it means that her mental health is better, I can deal with a little embarrassment!

Social media can get a bad rap and I get that; it can be mean and dangerous, but it can also be a brilliant help and support.  I'm really happy that people who have been down on it have started to see the benefits.

We need to be careful still, but if we do that, we can connect with our groups and communities and come together to take care of and support each other.

Meole Brace School, Longden Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 9DW

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