This study explored how families use online information to adapt during the COVID-19 quarantine.
During the pandemic, quarantined individuals use online technology to seek updated information about the outbreak and self-protective recommendations and to communicate, shop, work, and study. To meet the needs of various groups, information and technologies must be tailored and adapted to the target audience. For example, elderly individuals need to know how to use technology to communicate with others for social and informational needs. Middle-aged adults need tools for conducting work remotely and to gather information for health and parenting, and children use online tools for educational and entertainment purposes. Providing support, adequate information, and clear guidance will increase the ability of one to use online information effectively.