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  • In what ways will the COVID-19 pandemic affect Gen Alphas?
  • In what ways will the COVID-19 pandemic affect Gen Alphas?
    Nathan Dumlao (2020) ©

What long-term effects will COVID-19 have on Gen Alphas?

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the closure of schools and parks, and put an end to playdates and family gatherings. With implications for Gen Alphas expected to run far deeper than changes to daily routines, Canvas8 spoke to three experts to explore the effects of the crisis on children.

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With parks, restaurants, places of worship, and daycare and leisure centres shuttered, Gen Alphas in particular – aged ten and under – are spending more time indoors than perhaps they’ve ever done before. As of mid-March 2020, the UN estimates that 1.25 billion children are staying at home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and 124 countries have closed pre-primary to higher education institutions, impacting almost three-quarters (73%) of all enrolled learners. [1]

Parents are trying to maintain their own workday routines at home, while also acting as carers and teachers. The burden on ...



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