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It might be scary but making phone calls can be good for young people's wellbeing

By Andrea Wigfield, Professor Applied Social and Policy Research; Director, Centre for Loneliness Studies, Sheffield Hallam University
Antonia Ypsilanti, Associate Professor in Cognitive Psychology/ Psychobiology, Sheffield Hallam University
Caron Carter, Senior Lecturer in Chilhood and Early Years Education, Sheffield Hallam University
Jan Gurung, Researcher in Centre for Loneliness Studies, Sheffield Hallam University
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Some people might remember the days of coming back from school eager to call a friend, sometimes sitting for hours talking about anything and everything. However, today most young people rarely call each other. The very idea of calling someone or receiving a call seems to cause anxiety in many.