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Consultation #CaminitodelaEscuela of the Mexico City Human Rights Commission is a second exercise of participation aimed at knowing the opinion of children and adolescents in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic. Specifically, this consultation is aimed at knowing your opinion on the return to school in person. #CaminitodelaEscuela consisted, on the one hand, of a brief questionnaire to know if the girls, boys and adolescents want to return to face-to-face classes, as well as which they consider it to be the main fear related to it. The questionnaire was disseminated online
More than seven months into the pandemic, COVID-19 is putting on hold the education of over 137 million children in Latin America and the Caribbean. Children in the region have already lost on average four times more days of schooling compared to the rest of the world. While schools are gradually reopening in several parts of the world, the vast majority of classrooms are still closed across the region. Over one-third of all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have yet to set a date for school reopening.
UNICEF data show that in a region long characterized by high levels of inequality, COVID-19 has exacerbated deep inequities in the availability of education. Although much is at stake, there is also a significant opportunity. By protecting and boosting investments in public education, governments can “build back better,” laying the foundation for education systems that offer children not only improved learning but a safer, more resilient environment than existed before the pandemic.
Blossom Fernandes; Urmi Nanda Biswas; Roseann Tan-Mansukhani (et al.)
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on everyday functioning, considerable measures being taken to reduce the spread of the virus. Schools and social avenues have been placed on prolonged lockdowns, with people continuing to maintain physical distance. Adolescents and young people have had to endure significant stress alongside dealing with developmental characteristics. Amidst all of this, studies report an increase in gaming addiction and internet use with detrimental impact on psychosocial well-being. The aim of the present study was to examine the impact of lockdown on internet use in adolescents, comparing their habits from before the pandemic. Furthermore, this research aimed to investigate the relationship between gaming addiction, internet use and COVID-19 worries. Adolescents from several countries (e.g., India, Malaysia, Mexico and the UK) completed online questionnaires, shared via social media and youth networks. These measures included questions on internet, social media, gaming, depression, loneliness, escapism and COVID-19. Results show that adolescents generally have increased their use of social media sites and streaming services.
Beatriz Domínguez-Álvarez; Laura López-Romero; José Antonio Gómez-Fraguela (et al.)
UNICEF in Argentina carried out the
Second Round of the Rapid Assessment as part of its Response Plan to
COVID-19 in order to acquaint itself with the perceptions, habits,
attitudes and changes caused by the pandemic among the population. The
survey also investigates its economic and social effects on households
with children and the implementation of the social
protection system, as well as the implications of the pandemic and
various response measures related to social and emotional wellbeing,
focusing on early childhood and adolescence.
Results of a survey recently carried
out by UNICEF show that thousands of young people in Latin America and
the Caribbean believe that tensions at home have increased because of
COVID-19. Opinions were collected
through U-Report, UNICEF's secure, free and confidential mobile
empowerment platform that gives young people a voice on the big issues
that affect them.
Survey on the situation of families with children and adolescents during COVID 19 in Panama, specifically in terms of economics, food, distance education, access to health services and family conflicts. Telephone household survey conducted on a sample of 1000 families representative of the national population conducted from 26 May to 9 June 2020.
Nashieli Ramírez Hernández.
Marta Martínez Muñoz; Iván Rodríguez Pascual; Gabriela Velásquez Crespo
Home quarantine may lead to families developing a variety of psychological distress. The purpose of this research is to examine
the psychological status and well-being of children and their parents during 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Spain. It aims to offer testimonies and reflections of the confinement period
along with its living conditions, emotional mapping and an analysis of
the effects that confinement is generating on boys and girls.
UNICEF Innocenti's Children and COVID-19 Library is a database collecting research from around the world on COVID-19 and its impacts on children and adolescents.
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COVID-19 & Children: Rapid Research Response