WEF Calls for Plugging Kids into Education ‘Metaverse’ Though Lockdowns Harmed Children

Although COVID lockdowns lowered children’s cognitive functioning, the World Economic Forum wants “future of education” done in virtual reality.

  • The World Economic Forum (WEF) is pressing for K–12 education to be conducted in “VR” using “digital tools” in “online” settings, even though COVID-19 lockdown measures have been shown to negatively affect kid’s health.
  • The globalist organization asserts that when children are “Coupled with the metaverse, students and teachers can communicate and share while immersed, overcoming space and time limitations,” even though studies have linked lockdown measures—which forced kids into insolation—with lower IQ and decreased cognitive function in children.
  • The WEF is calling for more isolation among children even though clinical psychiatrists for children and adolescents who conducted a study at Brown University concluded that children who were born and in crucial development during the COVID pandemic and following lockdowns appear to have delayed development and cognitive function.
  • “We find that children born during the pandemic have significantly reduced verbal, motor, and overall cognitive performance compared to children born pre-pandemic,” reads the study published in medRXiv. “Moreover, we find that males and children in lower socioeconomic families have been most affected. Results highlight that even in the absence of direct SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 illness, the environmental changes associated COVID-19 pandemic is significantly and negatively affecting infant and child development.”
  • Lead study author Sean Deoni, associate professor of pediatrics at Brown University, argued that limited stimulation at home coupled with less interaction with the world outside, pandemic-era children scored very low on tests designed to assess cognitive development.
  • Nevertheless, the WEF says “now is the time” to push more VR technologies onto “K-12, higher education and even vocational training.”
  • Another study published in Archives of Medical Science – Atherosclerotic Diseases found that “Online platforms reduce the human interaction between children, their tutors, and their friends.”
  • Using these online platforms causes “Isolation and loneliness” which can “worsen the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of children and adolescents,” the study authors state.
  • The U.S. Surgeon General in Dec 2021 issued an “Advisory on Youth Mental Health Crisis” caused by pandemic measures.
  • “Today, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued a new Surgeon General’s Advisory to highlight the urgent need to address the nation’s youth mental health crisis,” the announcement read. “As the nation continues the work to protect the health and safety of America’s youth during this pandemic with the pediatric vaccine push amid concerns of the emerging omicron variant, the U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Protecting Youth Mental Health outlines the pandemic’s unprecedented impacts on the mental health of America’s youth and families, as well as the mental health challenges that existed long before the pandemic.”
  • Murthy said, “The COVID-19 pandemic further altered their experiences at home, school, and in the community, and the effect on their mental health has been devastating. The future wellbeing of our country depends on how we support and invest in the next generation.”
  • The announcement went on to describe how the disruption of children’s “in-person schooling, in-person social opportunities with peers and mentors” contributed to negative health impacts among children and other groups.