COVID-19 pandemic: mitigating the consequences for children and adolescents and developing improved support structures

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a wide range of consequences for children and adolescents when it comes to education, social interaction, socioemotional development, physical activity and psychological wellbeing. Many of them will be able to overcome these consequences. However, others will continue to feel the effects of the deficits in the medium and probably long term. With a view to counteracting this impact, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has published the ad hoc statement „Children and adolescents in the COVID-19 pandemic: Psychosocial and educational challenges and opportunities“.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft