Pandemic Picture Stories: Chinese and Australian Children’s Art and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Keywords:children’s art., Pandemic, COVID-19, Pandemic Picture Stories, children, art, pandemic, virus, Hubei, Queensland
Children’s views are rarely considered during times of crisis, yet children often have deep insights into current events and the world around them. Their voices are often silenced or ignored by their societies as children are seen in a process of “becoming” a citizen, rather than understood as “being” a member of society (James, 2011; Uprichard, 2007). Within the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), children are considered as important people in society whose views deserve to be heard. This paper presents young children’s views of the COVID-19 pandemic and is written from a rights perspective.