Mar Cabezas (2021, Ročník 6, č. 1) | Sociology and society
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Mar Cabezas
Children’s social vulnerability: an ethical reflection on the age bias during the COVID pandemic
DOI: 10.17846/SS.2021.6.1.23-39 PLNOTEXTOVÝ ČLÁNOK NA STIAHNUTIE
2021, Ročník 6, č. 1
Abstrakt:
Children are vulnerable in a qualitatively different way when compared to adults for both biological and social reasons. In this article I focus on how social vulnerability becomes more severe in times of stress or crisis for adults, such as the current pandemic, affecting children’s rights. Thus, I delve into the role of the age bias in children’s social vulnerability to immediately explore how the age bias has been exacerbated during the pandemic. I analyze the case of Spain and the measures in relation to the COVID-19 lockdown regarding children’s rights to health, education, and information. Thereby, I try to shed some light on how the age bias ends up generating measures and messages that normalize the discrimination and invisibilization of children’s needs. I conclude advocating the need of implanting a preventive perspective, and the duty to guarantee children a voice in the public sphere as a matter of justice.
Kľúčové slová:
Children’s Rights, Age Bias, Vulnerability, Mental Health, COVID, Justice
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