According to a recent Gallup survey of parents of school-aged children, nearly three in 10 say the pandemic is already taking a toll on their children’s emotional or mental health, and another 14% indicate that their children are “approaching their limits.” School closures, social distancing and other measures taken to slow the spread of COVID-19 have upended daily routines and norms for children and adolescents. The survey shows that nearly half of kids find the separation from their classmates and teachers a “major challenge.”
At the same time, the move to online learning platforms has heightened concerns about pre-existing privacy issues and presented some new ones.
Join Consumer Action on Tuesday, Nov. 17, when they will host a webinar focusing on the “Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents, and How to Protect Children’s Privacy Online.” The webinar will be led by Dr. Jamie Aten, executive director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute and Blanchard Chair of Humanitarian and Disaster Leadership at Wheaton College; attorney Ariel Fox Johnson, senior counsel for policy and privacy at Common Sense Media; and Bill Fitzgerald, privacy researcher at Consumer Reports.
The webinar will cover:
Register to participate in this free 90-minute webinar:
Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 10:00 a.m. PT (11:00 a.m. MT; 12:00 p.m. CT; 1:00 p.m. ET)