Researchers at Staffordshire University asked children to capture their thoughts and feelings about the lockdown in drawings, and the results are heartbreaking. MailOnline has the story.
An Associate Professor of Psychology has revealed disturbing children’s drawings from Covid lockdowns which show themes of death, loss, loneliness and restriction.
In a study by Dr. Richard Jolley and co-researchers Dr. Sarah Rose, Dr. Romina Vivaldi and Dr. Claire Barlow, of Staffordshire University, 68 children between four and 14 were asked to reflect on their Covid experience and draw how it was making them think and feel.
One child drew a distressed figure with all four limbs strapped down to what looks like a hospital bed and wrote “constricted”.
Another drew a personified Covid cell next to an upset image of themselves and captioned it: “I think Covid is happy and he has stol my smile” [sic].
27 of the 68 children showed the theme of prohibited behaviour in their art while 35 drew a person on their own.
Meanwhile, other common themes included furniture and buildings while seven children presented death and loss in their work.
Another worrying yet unsurprising result of the lockdown experiment.
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