International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)



Children as or in danger? About possible consequences of corona measures on child development and understanding of values

Blog article by Dr. Anne Burkhardt

The anti-corona measures have shaken our coexistence, sense of security and social norms of behaviour. This is particularly unsettling and stressful for children and young people. This article critically reflects on the possible effects of social distancing, school closures and ascriptions of danger on children's development and understanding of values and draws attention to a hitherto blind spot in the debate.