Aim: This study will provide an insight into the psychological impact of lockdown on young children.
Materials and Methods: The current study is a questionnaire-based cross-sectional study. The research was done among parents of children ranging in age from 4 to 10 years old who attend various schools in Nagpur city. The research ran from March 2021 to August 2021, for a total of six months. The study enlisted the participation of parents of kids aged 4 to 10 years old.
Results: Sadness significant, found that children of both working parents are significantly sad as compared to non-working or only any 1 parent working (p= o.008). Also, children who are using smartphones for 7years. Anxiety was significantly more among females compared to male children (p=0.03). Also, children belonging to single parents and joint families were significantly more anxious compared to nuclear families (p=0.04).
Conclusion: The lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic has caused profound psychological effects and has increased the rates of depression, anxiety, sadness, and aggressiveness in children.
COVID19, Counselling, Guidance