Parents have expressed huge concerns over a decline in their children’s mental health as school closures run into a sixth week.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson closed schools from January 5 as part of a national lockdown and has said the earliest date they can return is Monday, March 8.
But the longer children are off school, the more parents worry over their mental health.
Not seeing their friends and spending hours in front of a screen home learning is all beginning to take its toll with parents reporting their children are having difficulty sleeping and say they have become much more emotional.
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Hull North MP Diana Johnson said she has spoken to several parents who have raised concerns, and described the situation as a “time bomb.”
Speaking in the commons, she said: “The children’s commissioner is a terrific advocate for young people and has highlighted the effect of school…