We have worked with Young Scot and Scottish Youth Parliament to develop and expand our analysis of #LockdownLowdown – a survey of over 2,500 young people in Scotland about their concerns over Covid-19.
The initial key findings report, launched on 23 April, found that 96% of young people worry about the impact of coronavirus on their future, with 77% worried about their mental health and wellbeing.
Now, after further analysis of the results, we are able to provide an updated report with detailed breakdowns of key demographics, including geography, age, gender and ethnicity – giving you a fuller picture of the impact of Covid-19 on Scotland’s young people.
We will continue to work with our partners to consult young people through a weekly check-in on social media, so that we can track how attitudes towards ongoing lockdown restrictions shift.
We believe it is key that young people have a clear, powerful voice that is heard by decision-makers when it comes to important decisions on how Scotland moves out of lockdown and into a new normal. Lockdown Lowdown is an important part of this; you can help by sharing the report on Twitter using the hashtag #LockdownLowdown, and tagging @YouthLinkScot, @OfficialSYP and @YoungScot.