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Children and young people's perspectives on and experiences of COVID-19 in global contexts

Hoskins, Kate; Xu, Yuwei; Gao, Jie; Zhai, Junqing

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Authors

Kate Hoskins

Jie Gao

Junqing Zhai



Abstract

This special issue was proposed by Children & Society editors specifically for the journal's strategic aims to enhance its internationalisation; and to embrace children's perspectives and experiences in producing knowledge about childhoods in challenging times and underrepresented contexts (Berriman et al., 2021). The COVID-19 pandemic is such an ongoing challenge and has profoundly affected the daily lives of children around the globe (Cowie & Myers, 2021). Lockdowns, social distancing, and quarantine increase children's anxiety and stress and reduce access to vital family members, friends, and care services. The COVID-19 pandemic re-sets the boundaries and spaces of formal education, by bringing it directly into homes across the globe and shifting the family involvement in children's education and care. In addition to social, developmental and mental health issues caused to children due to lockdowns and constraints with learning (Cowie & Myers, 2021), there is a high proportion of children worldwide who live in difficult circumstances and experience issues such as poverty, lack of food, water, sanitation or hygiene, domestic violence and abuse, special needs, conflicts and those who are refugees and migrants (UNICEF, 2020). They may have already been in those disadvantaged situations, and the COVID-19 pandemic unfortunately has worsened the circumstances for them.

Citation

Hoskins, K., Xu, Y., Gao, J., & Zhai, J. (2023). Children and young people's perspectives on and experiences of COVID-19 in global contexts. Children & Society, 37(1), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1111/chso.12664

Journal Article Type Editorial
Acceptance Date Nov 10, 2022
Online Publication Date Nov 27, 2022
Publication Date 2023-01
Deposit Date Nov 28, 2022
Publicly Available Date Nov 28, 2023
Journal Children & Society
Print ISSN 0951-0605
Electronic ISSN 1099-0860
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 37
Issue 1
Pages 1-7
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/chso.12664
Keywords Child agency, Children's perspectives, COVID-19, Global childhoods, Post-pandemic, Life-span and Life-course Studies, Education, Health (social science)
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/14305975
Publisher URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/chso.12664
Additional Information This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Hoskins, K., Xu, Y., Gao, J. and Zhai, J. (2022), Children and young people's perspectives on and experiences of COVID-19 in global contexts. Child Soc., which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/chso.12664. The article must be linked to Wiley’s version of record on Wiley Online Library

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