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International Journal of Literacy and Education

2021, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A

Pandemic, children, media and violence


Author(s): Latika Gupta

Abstract: The Covid-19 pandemic led to a mass school closure in all parts of the world with the school being inaccessible to the students as well as the teachers. During the lockdown, people largely spent time inside the homes, big or small, and they killed their time by watching television or social media news and entertainment programs. With this awareness, sensitivity and a desire to understand the predicaments with their truth, a study was taken in order to document the pandemic-related experiences of children and women living across eight community locations (15 schools) in Mumbai and Thane. The findings reveal that the absence of safe and developmental spaces, interactions with peers, teachers and friends, learning- social, psychological, emotional, and cognitive have not been the same as the ‘normal’ used to be. There have also been situations that were experienced by children which weren’t meant for their age- like the financial worries of the family, unemployment of parents, food hardships, exposure to domestic violence and other adult themes that they may have come across through the increased screen engagement.

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How to cite this article:
Latika Gupta. Pandemic, children, media and violence. Int J Literacy Educ 2021;1(2):112-119.
International Journal of Literacy and Education