“Including children’s perspectives is important because without them, our public health interventions aren’t addressing the needs of the full population. When I talked to kids, I learned about the issues that were important to them – issues that adults might overlook or underestimate.” – Julie Spray, The Spinoff, November 24th 2021 Read the article here Listen to Julie on RNZ Afternoons here See more on the Pandemic Generation project
To be sure, children are generally more vulnerable than adults, and so we should look out for them. But, when we think of them only as vulnerable, we overlook how we make them vulnerable.
Julie Spray reports on findings from her “Pandemic Generation” study with 7-11 year olds about their perceptions and experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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