The Universal Crisis of Covid and its Lasting Impact on Children


  • Venu Gopal
  • Soma Bhattacharjee



COVID 19, Psychosocial, pandemic, corona virus.


While medical literature suggests that children are minimally susceptible to Corona virus disease (COVID-19) in 2019, the psychosocial impact of this pandemic is the most severe. Quarantine in homes and establishments can be placed. A larger psychological stress than the actual pain caused by the infection. Campus shutdown, lack of leisure opportunities,Dietary aberration and sleeping habits are likely to interrupt children’s normal lifestyle and may potentially encourage monotonous, distressing, impatient, distracting, and complex neuropsychiatric manifestations. Incidence of domestic abuse, child assault, and adulterated web material is on the rise. Children of single parents and frontline staff have particular challenges. Children from vulnerable populations are especially prone to infection and may suffer from prolonged infection. The implications of this pandemic, such as forced slavery, forced abuse, child marriage, sexual exploitation and death, etc. Owners, paediatricians, clinicians, social workers, hospital officials, government and non-governmental organisations have vital roles to play in alleviating the psychosocial impact of COVID-19 on children and teenagers. To provide basic services, social security, medical treatment and eliminate educational inequities among children. Priorities are at the top of the various strata of society.

Author Biographies

  • Venu Gopal

    Co-Founder Bootstart Biz Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Advisor-Turning Ideas Ventures

  • Soma Bhattacharjee

    Associate Editor Institue of Medicolegal Publications Pvt. Ltd.