Covid-19: Expectations and Effects on Children Online

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  1. Catalogue
  2. Resources
  3. Safe Remote Learning
  4. Covid-19: Expectations and Effects on Children Online

Covid-19 has affected the lives of billions of people across the world, with unprecedented peacetime restrictions imposed.  The reaction has been an extraordinary digital migration; a migration online to maintain some form of normality in terms of social, economic, entertainment and learning.

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In this resource, David Wright (Director of UK Safer Internet Centre) looks at the expectations and effects COVID-19 has had towards children online. This report breaks down the key findings:


  1. Executive Summary
  2. Introduction
  3. The COVID-19 Digital Effect
  4. Expected Impact on Children
  5. COVID-19: The Effects on children
  6. Child Exploitation Evidence
  7. Children’s Health and Wellbeing Evidence
  8. Evidence of Impact on Children being online
  9. Evidence of Online Bullying
  10. Future
  11. Conclusion

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