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Concerns have been raised regarding the psychological impact of school closures on learners due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Education psychologist Jessie-Anne Bird believes that it is important for parents to be mindful of the extent of this issue.

 


The United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which acts as a promoter and defender of children’s rights, has come out and said enough is enough. The activist organisation shares concerns as governments close schools to prevent the Spread of Covid-19 so read further for more details.


The school rotational system seemed like the good idea at the begin of the pandemic but, schools have found the new system to be failing. Learners are facing long-term learning and development issues because of the on and off rotational system. 


The effects of the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic saw less children getting their routine vaccines, as the movement of South Africans were restricted. Parents are encouraged to get these vaccinations up to date as soon as possible. 


During the festive season is when criminals take advantage of crowded malls and beaches, which is why parents are asked to stay alert when going to these places with their young children.

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