Staying Connected

Keeping in touch with friends and loves ones.

Staying Connected

As the rules around who you can meet change it should be easier to stay in touch with your friends. You can still use social media, video calls etc. to keep in touch with those you love.

It is important to stay safe while you are using technology to stay in touch.  Below you will find links to resources to help you stay safe.   

Online Safety

UK Safety Internet Centre provide games, quizzes, films and advice to help you get the most out of the internet while staying safe online.


Young Scot have resources about staying safe and making your time online more enjoyable.

Screen Time

You are probably looking at a screen more than ever before.  It is important to have some time away from screens whenever you can but particularly before you go to bed.  You should try not to use screens for two hours before you are planning to go to bed. 

Looking down at a phone or tablet for a long time can cause problems with your back, neck and shoulders.  Make sure that you take regular breaks and use different positions when looking at devices. 

You can prop your device up so it is at eye level. 

If you are using a laptop or PC then think about how you are sitting and follow the good sitting rules:

  • Screen at eye level in front of you
  • Feet flat on the floor (put something under your feet if you need to)
  • Bottom at the back of the chair (put a cushion behind your back if you need to)
  • Hands resting on the table if possible


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