Special Collection

Young Voices in the Time of COVID-19

In collaboration with ISSOP, the International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health

BMJ Paediatrics Open and ISSOP, the International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health, are proud to present a special collection focused on ‘Young voices in the time of COVID-19’.

This collection captures the experiences, needs and strengths of diverse populations of children and young people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The collection raises awareness around the experience of particular groups of children and young people who may be marginalised or disadvantaged and privilege the experiences of those from the majority world.


Right of children to be heard
Donna Koller

Voices of youth in the time of COVID-19
Jeffrey Goldhagen, Imti Choonara, Nick Spencer


What the children tell us: the COVID-19 pandemic and how the world should respond
Rosina Kyeremateng, Margaret A Lynch, María Camila Pinzón-Segura, Angela Osei-Bonsu, Joshua Fortmann, David Wood


Impact of COVID-19 on the lives of vulnerable young people in New Delhi, India: a mixed method study
Sharanya Napier-Raman, Ananya Rattani, Yawar Qaiyum, Vijayluxmi Bose, Rajeev Seth, Shanti Raman

Experiences with opt-in, at-home screening for SARS-CoV-2 at a primary school in Germany: an implementation study
Jonas Wachinger, Maximilian Schirmer, Nicole Täuber, Shannon A McMahon, Claudia M Denkinger

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the life of Bissau-Guinean religious (Quranic) schoolboys during a state of emergency: a qualitative study
Hamadou Boiro, Jónína Einarsdóttir, Geir Gunnlaugsson

Identifying vulnerable children’s stress levels and coping measures during COVID-19 pandemic in Japan: a mixed method study
Hajime Takeuchi, Sharanya Napier-Raman, Osamagbe Asemota, Shanti Raman

Experiences of children with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in Sweden: a qualitative interview study
Anna Erica Fäldt, Filippa Klint, Georgina Warner, Anna Sarkadi

Adolescents amid emerging COVID-19 pandemic in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau: a qualitative study
Fatou N’dure Baboudóttir, Zeca Jandi, Bucar Indjai, Jónína Einarsdóttir, Geir Gunnlaugsson

Exploring children’s knowledge of COVID-19 and stress levels associated with the pandemic in Nigeria: a mixed-method study
Osamagbe Aiyudubie Asemota, Sharanya Napier-Raman, Hajime Takeuchi, Shanti Raman, Enosakhare Aiyudubie Asemota, Ezeh Nonye