Loneliness is a societal and public health issue that can affect everyone, regardless of age, demographics or education. Here, we gather research and information on loneliness and social isolation, making it easier for you to educate yourself on the topic.

The Invisible Children

A report highlighting the concerning experiences of children and young people who due to ill health cannot attend school.

All the lonely people | Karen Dolva | TEDxArendal
How does social isolation affect a child’s mental health and development?

Impact of AV1 on children with long-term illness and school absence

School absence resulting from illness is a problem with major educational and social consequences. The absence is correlated with grade retention, achievement gaps, and dropout rates.

The prevalence of long-term illness in school-aged children
Consequences of social isolation for children and adolescents

The impact of KOMP on seniors’ levels of loneliness and well-being

A meta-analysis of studies looking at the effect of information and communication technology (ICT) in reducing loneliness and social isolation, conclude that communication technology increases both the quality and quantity of contact between seniors and their loved ones.

Children on the autism spectrum use school avatars
Why do many seniors have trouble using technology?

Emotionally based school avoiders, and how they've been using AV1

Although AV1 was originally designed for children with physiological conditions in mind, it is increasingly being used by emotionally based school avoiders, and having some incredible results.

Can Robots End Isolation and Disruption for Unwell Students?
What is social isolation?
The state of social isolation and loneliness in the UK
“We need tailored products to combat loneliness”
Expert on loneliness explains
How technology can help combat social isolation
What is the prevalence of social isolation in Europe?
Extreme social isolation
A personal account of loneliness