The UK lockdown made our lives feel equally connected and disconnected at the same time. Though we had never been more apart from our family, friends and colleagues, the use of technology meant that, when told not to be together, we could be – even if it was in digital form.
From Teams meeting for work, to Zoom get-togethers in the evening, the UK public has spent 120 per cent more time using online video platforms in the last six months, compared to before lockdown, according to our latest research.
But this rising use of technology is taking its toll – in both a physical, and mental capacity. In fact, millions of Brits are now suffering health and wellbeing problems as a direct result, as they struggle to disconnect at the end of the day.