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How did Covid impact children's emotional and social skills?

1 August 2023

The findings of a survey from IOE and the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) show that lockdown affected the emotional development of children, contributing to anxiety, lack of confidence and low moods.

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Read: The Guardiantes; The Telegraph (£); The Times (News, £); Spectator Australia; The Times (Society, £); Schools Week; Nursery World; The Times (Coronavirus, £), Metro.

More: Almost half of children saw their social and emotional skills worsen during the pandemic – and economic turbulence played a role


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