Technology played a hugely important role in maintaining children's education and ability to keep in contact with friends and family during lockdown in 2020. Many daily activities moved online, with a 35-60% increase in weekday daytime traffic in the UK and all the main social networks experiencing record demand for their services.
The eLIM EdTech team were keen to capture the experiences and feelings of pupils, including the ways they used technology to support their wellbeing during this period. We asked Primary schools across Somerset to conduct a survey with their pupils. 391 pupils, aged 4-11, took part, submitting their responses online between July and October 2020.
The attached report, which can also be viewed online here, sets out the key findings of the survey.
eLIM Pupil wellbeing and technology during lockdown survey report Oct20-1019415x.pdf