Confronting childism and prioritizing a holistic approach during the COVID-19 crisis

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Abstract

This colloquium discusses the crucial need to reconcile the ironic dilemma of enforcing social-distancing measures and social relationships simultaneously during the COVID-19 crisis. Young children have been exposed to multifaceted challenges during this time. However, their well-being, education, and safety have often been overlooked, ignored, or compromised. It is argued that society should abandon childism, which is prejudice and/or discrimination against children, and implement a holistic approach to protect and prioritize children's well-being, fundamental rights, and humanity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-231
Number of pages6
JournalContemporary Issues in Early Childhood
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2023

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Childism
  • child’s right
  • play
  • social-emotional well-being

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