SA’s lockdown kids flirt with suicide, risky sexual behaviour

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SA’s lockdown kids flirt with suicide, risky sexual behaviour

A survey by Childline SA has revealed the psychological impact Covid-19 is having on the country’s youngsters

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Trapped, anxious, afraid, suicidal. This is how some SA children are feeling amid lockdown and the Covid-19 pandemic.

During Child Protection Week in June, Childline SA conducted a survey with children to understand the effect the pandemic has had on them. The preliminary report, titled Amplifying Children’s Voices, details their experiences.  

The survey of 739 children took place between May 31 and June 7...

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