COVID-KIDS : how the pandemic affects children and adolescents?
“Social distancing measures and school closures impact the lives of children and adolescents in multiple ways that are currently not yet understood”, the researchers maintain. The team of educationalists, psychologists and sociologists has therefore launched a large survey in six languages in addition to carrying out a series of in-depth interviews. The study COVID-KIDS seeks the input of children and adolescents aged 6 to 16 to better understand the challenges they face.
“It is important to give children and adolescents a voice”, said project leader Claudine Kirsch. “We are hoping that the findings of this project help us better understand how COVID-19 affects the education and the well-being of children and adolescents in Luxembourg and abroad”, adds Pascale Engel, co-researcher.
From Luxembourg to other countries
An online survey, coordinated at the University of Luxembourg, has just been launched and will be open until the 21st June 2020. In addition to the young participants in Luxembourg, the researchers anticipate the participation of those from other countries including Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal, Finland, the UK, the US and Brazil.
Children, adolescents and parents who would like to contribute to this research can access the survey (available in multiple languages) at https://covid-kids-survey.uni.lu
Further information on the project: https://covid-kids.uni.lu
Este é um dos resultados de um estudo internacional com 675 menores do país sobre o confinamento. As crianças e jovens mais desfavorecidos e as raparigas sentem-se mais frágeis.