WATCH — Generation COVID: How the pandemic has affected kids

Story by CBC Kids News • 2022-04-05 06:00

Well-being, physical activity and learning all suffered


Every week, CBC Kids News takes a deep dive into a topic that everyone’s talking about. Click the video above or below for this week’s KN Explains.


School closures. Cancelled activities. Wearing masks in class.

If you’ve experienced these things, you probably belong to the COVID generation, or “Gen-C,” meaning part of you were a kid or teen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Precautions and restrictions may have helped prevent kids from getting sick, but they also had unintended consequences.

Being stuck at home behind screens for much of the past two years has been hard for lots of reasons.

And as restrictions end and Canadians try to “return to normal,” more problems might come up.

Some wonder just what sort of long-term impact the pandemic is going to have on children.

So, who belongs to Generation COVID? What effects has being in pandemic mode had on kids? And what’s next?

There’s a lot to unmask. Watch KN Explains to learn more: 

Have more questions? Want to tell us how we're doing? Use the “send us feedback” link below.⬇️⬇️⬇️

Get your class on the same page, add this to
Google Classroom

Was this story worth reading?