‘Be less judgemental’ – how to avoid covid fatigue from social media

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Put your phone in another room before you go to bed rather than by your bedside.
Put your phone in another room before you go to bed rather than by your bedside.
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It’s 11pm. She crawls into bed and unlocks her phone. Checks Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Repeats.

When she next checks the time, it’s two hours later. She started off scrolling and scrolling and then got drawn down the rabbit hole of Covid-19 conspiracy theory videos and articles.

This has happened almost every night since the national lockdown started on 27 March last year, Cape Town-based school teacher Kelly-Ann Petersen* admits.

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