Parents grow more and more concerned about the toll the
lockdown is taking on the mental health of their children.
The Spanish government enforced a near-total lockdown on 14
March, ordering residents to stay home at all times and only allowing them out
individually for short trips to buy essential food items of pharmaceuticals.
Many psychologists signed an open letter that said, “The results of this rigid confinement for children are beginning to show, particularly in urban areas with limited domestic spaces, with increased levels of stress and anxiety.”
The Spanish Society for the Study of Obesity also estimated
that the lockdown could result in a 5% weight gain in children due to their
lack of exercise in lockdown conditions.
Since these developments, the calls for children to be allowed out of their homes have intensified.
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