However, this change to our lives isn’t easy to deal with – including children.
The pandemic has added stress to young people’s lives with around 83% saying the situation had made their mental health worse.
To gain invaluable insight into how parents, carers and teachers can help children who may be finding these changes difficult, we sat down (virtually, of course) with Koulla Yiasouma.
Koulla has been the Commissioner for Children and Young People in Northern Ireland since 2015 and has worked in helping to protect and stand up for children and young people for more than 30 years.
You can watch the interview below and find out some top tips on how to protect children and young people who may be struggling with their mental health.