Childrens' ombudsman: Swedish kids not faced with same challenges as those in lockdown countries

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A new survey by the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children and Unicef indicates that Sweden's decision to keep pre-schools and primary schools open meant that children here have been left less isolated during the coronavirus pandemic than those in other countries with strict lockdowns.

Elisabeth Dahlin, Ombudsman for Children in Sweden, told Swedish Radio that the survey also highlighted children going hungry in other countries when they didn't have access to school meals, as well as the difficulty in carrying out distance learning for families without digital skills.

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