How Online Schooling Worries Affect Children’s Anxiety During Lockdown in Ireland: Insights from Parents and Kids

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for children and their parents. With online schooling becoming the norm during lockdowns, there’s no doubt that it’s been a cause for concern. In this study, the authors dive into the extent of children’s and parents’ reported worries associated with children’s anxiety during Ireland’s lockdown period.

Children reported concerns about keeping up with school activities online, maintaining good grades, and finishing schoolwork. On the other hand, parents’ worries were focused on COVID-19 having a negative impact on their children’s education and the increased possibility of online risks

Children’s worries about school explained much of the variance of their anxiety to a significant degree, whereas parents’ worries explained that variance to a lesser extent.

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