LockdownLowdown second report published
Date: 23rd April 2021
Scottish Youth Parliament has launched a follow-up report on its initial LockdownLowdown research conducted earlier in the year that explored young people’s immediate concerns in response to COVID-19.
The new LockdownLowdown report examines the longer-term impact of the pandemic and the concerns of young people as the country adjusts to shifting lockdown restrictions.
The second survey received over 6,000 responses from young people and the research included a series of focus groups with young people whose voices are seldom heard, to identify whether the pandemic has impacted pre-existing inequalities.
Focus groups were held with black young people and young people of colour, young people with disabilities, care experienced young people, young carers and young people with experience of the criminal justice system. The key themes that emerged from these discussions include:
- School, learning and employment
- Relationships and friends
- Perceptions of COVID restrictions
- Social media
- Information, mental health, wellbeing, support and digital access