The pandemic has affected children’s play, but now it is time to study how. “In my opinion, the pandemic has seriously affected that part of the psychosocial development of childhood that is linked to gambling,” says Rosario Ortega-Ruiz, professor of Evolutionary and Educational Psychology at the University of Córdoba. This expert’s assessment of children’s play is in line with a recent study by Beano Brain for Save The Children UK that surveyed 4,500 British boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 14. According to this research, 95% of these minors affirm that their way of playing has changed. The most worrying fact is that half of the boys and girls admit that they play less outside and with friends of what they did before the pandemic.
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