Since the pandemic is showing signs of decline after weeks of hard confinement mostly for children in vulnerable communities, let’s get together to create a new version of support and care for these children affected with anxiety and mental issues.
Their life conditions got worse suddenly with fears and isolation. They were scared to lose their parents and grand-parents, they had to witness more domestic violence, they fell dropped by their school and they could not see their friends, one of the most important support for motivation and success at that age. According to recent studies, more than 20% are suffering from anxiety and mental distress which may cause even more difficulties in the future.
This is a call to respect children and to invent new ways to get them back on track for positive socialization and reassurance. If given opportunities, they will come in rapidly. They should be asked how and when and you will be surprised by how they are full of ideas.
Let’s convince decision makers and municipalities to open the streets, the parks, the school yards and plenty of sites to get children at play and at creation. All those «on hold» because of the pandemic, such as teachers, educators, students and neighbors should get in and play a role by respecting children.