#CovidUnder19 Global Survey results out now

Date: 13th January 2021
Category: COVID-19, Disability, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care

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In May 2020, the Centre for Children’s Rights from Queen’s University Belfast launched a survey for those aged eight to 17 to understand their “Life under Coronavirus”. Eight thematic briefings have been released to examine its findings.

The briefings cover how the pandemic and national lockdowns have impacted children and young people’s rights across the following areas:

  • Personal experiences of COVID-19;
  • Participation and information;
  • Representations of children;
  • Adequate standard of living;
  • Family life;
  • Safety and violence;
  • Education;
  • Play, rest and leisure.

This is the first global survey on children’s views and experiences of the pandemic and its related restrictions. It was available in 27 language and an Easy Read version, and it attracted more than 26,000 responses from 137 countries.

The findings of the survey will be used to ensure that the response to COVID-19 and future crises takes into consideration children’s views.

  • Read more about the survey and access the briefings here.