Online meetings beat social isolation

The Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region in New Hampshire have quickly pivoted to offering online classes and outreach to help their students and their family to maintain some semblance of social connection, routine, and normalcy. While technology has helped address the social isolation that has come from the coronavirus pandemic, it is still not a replacement for in-person connection. However, psychologists say that it still can act as the "next-best alternative to being in visual and physical contact."

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