ISSUE 1344

Don’t panic! How to embrace screen time for a creative future

‘Screen time’ might be fairly new to the lexicon, but a play gap is certainly growing. As the new LEGO movie is released, traditional toys – like the world’s favourite building block – are losing out to devices. But is it really game over? We investigate in this week’s Big Issue.


  • Mountain biking for mental health – hills, trees and exercise as a muddy mood-booster. Adults too could benefit from a more playful attitude.
  • Private schools are wrecking Britain by closing off opportunities to all but the old boys’ networks. Ex-public schoolboys David Kynaston and Francis Green reckon we need a rethink.