Children in Aotearoa New Zealand have displayed strength in the face of adversity according to the world’s largest survey looking at the impact of Covid-19 restrictions on children’s health, wellbeing and education.

The survey, conducted by this country’s largest longitudinal study Growing Up in New Zealand, was carried out during Covid-19 restrictions in May 2020, in conjunction with the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Education.

Growing Up in New Zealand research director, University of Auckland Professor Boyd Swinburn says nearly 2,500 10 and 11 year-old children participated in the survey which makes this one of the largest studies globally to look at the impact of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions on children. Read more about the study here.

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