New Delhi: About 31 per cent surveyed adolescents battled extreme anxiety in the past few months worrying about the impact of coronavirus pandemic on their family’s financial status, according to a survey of over 7,300 adolescents from four states of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Odisha
The survey on ‘What do the Adolescents have to say? COVID-19 and its Impact’ by NGO Centre for Catalysing Change was conducted in two rounds in the months of April, July and August.
Out of the 7,324 adolescents surveyed, 31 per cent admitted to battling extreme anxiety worrying about the pandemic’s impact on their family’s financial status.
The survey also found that adolescent girls faced significant gender discrimination in these months due to the pandemic.
“Only 12 per cent of surveyed adolescent girls had access to their own mobile phones to be able to attend online classes,…