The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has greatly affected individuals of all ages, globally. Children and youth are no exception. The suspension of classes in schools and universities, particularly in areas affected by the lockdown or community quarantine, has forced many young people to stay within their homes.
However, prolonged periods of closures and socialization restrictions can be challenging for them. The lack of face-to-face engagement with their peers has also
left children and youth with no choice but to rely on digital platforms to connect with their friends and families, and to ease boredom. Yet there are also risks in being
exposed to these online platforms.
By the end of this event, participants will be able to:
- Understand how children and youth are affected by the COVID-19 crisis;
- Identify ways to support and protect young people’s well-being and (online) safety during the pandemic; and
- Explore coping skills and strategies in facing the new normal
The event is comprised of presentations with experts, followed by a Q&A session.
Government officials and professionals interested in child development issues.