Taiwanese parents avoid outdoor activities for children during COVID: poll

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Taipei, March 24 (CNA) Fewer Taiwanese parents have allowed their children to play outdoors since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an online survey conducted in January and February and released Thursday by the Child Welfare League. Foundation (CWLF).

Over 70% of local parents said they were not taking their children outside to play due to the pandemic, while 36% said their children had no one to play with for fear of COVID-19. 19, and 30.1% said their children played outside. less than before, according to the survey.

In contrast, the time children spend playing video games and 3C devices has increased dramatically, with the percentage of games on 3C devices and home video game consoles rising from 6.5% to 19% and from 2% to 9.5%, respectively, since the start of the pandemic, according to the survey.

COVID-19 has also changed the way parents interact with their children, with children having to wear masks when outdoors and having less time to play with friends in fewer places, the principal said. general of the foundation, Pai Li-fang (白麗芳).

Although nearly 90% of parents of children under the age of six said they were satisfied with the way they raised their children, 56% indicated frustration and 53.6% said they felt stressed, the report revealed. ‘investigation.

More than 60% of parents admitted that they sometimes get angry with their children, while more than 50% said their families differed on how best to raise children.

Additionally, nearly 30% of working parents agreed that balancing work and family is difficult, according to the online survey conducted from January 18 to February 23 that collected 926 valid samples of parents with children between 0 and 23 February. 6 years.

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