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Through their eyes: a conversation with WNY kids on life during the pandemic

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Through their eyes: a conversation with WNY kids on life during the pandemic

Through their eyes: a conversation with WNY kids on life during the pandemic

The coronavirus has changed the way we all live, including for our children.

Schools have been closed for weeks, catching up with friends has become a virtual experience, and the celebrations of major milestones have been changed or canceled.

7 Eyewitness News Anchor Jeff Russo spoke with four Western New York young people, ranging in age from 7 to 18, to get a glimpse of the pandemic through their eyes.

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THIS CRISIS ISCAUSING ALL KINDS OFSTRESS ANDCONFUSION FORADULTS.BUT HOW IS ITIMPACTING OURYOUNG PEOPLE?7EWN ANCHORREPORTER JEFFRUSSO TONIGHT --HAS A CONVERSATIONWITH SOME WESTERNNEW YORKYOUNGSTERS....ABOUT LIFE DURING APANDEMIC.7-YEAR-OLD JAVONNIREID OF BUFFALOJUST LOVES BEING AKID.JAVONNI ALSO LOVESGOING TO SCHOOL ATPERSISTANCEPREPARATORYACADEMY IN BUFFALO.SO HE KNOWS HOWMUCH THINGS HAVECHANGED.JAVONNI2 6:12 "IT'SBEEN VERY DIFFERENT.I TALK TO MYTEACHERS THROUGHTHE ELECTRONICDEVICE.

I DON'T SEETHEM EYE TO EYESCHOOL WORK ANDLESSONS..

AT HOME.ARE PART OF THE NEWREALITY FOR JAVONNIAND THOUSANDS OFKIDS ACROSSWESTERN NEW YORK.AND HEUNDERSTANDS WHY.JAVONNI2 :35"BECAUSE OF THEVIRUS.

IT'S ALMOSTEVERYWHERE AND ITCAN KILL YOU.

THAT'SWHY YOU SHOULDWEAR A MASKTHE CORONAVIRUSHAS CHANGED THEWAY WE ALL LIVE,INCLUDING OURCHILDREN.

I RECENTLYSPOKE WITH FOURSTUDENTS..

RANGINGIN AGE FROM 7 TO 18.TO GET A GLIMPSE OFTHE PANDEMICTHROUGH THEIREYESNICHOLAS STEWART1:13 " IT'S BEEN KIND OFWEIRD"9-YEAR OLD NICHOLASSTEWART IS A THIRDGRADER ATCLOVERBANKELEMENTARY INHAMBURG.

HE SAYSSTAYING HOME ANDNOT SEEING HISBUDDIES HAS BEENTOUGH.HE MISSES RIDING THEBUS, AND THESTRUCTURE OFSCHOOL.

LIKE MANYKIDS HIS AGE, HE'SHAD GOOD DAYS ANDBAD DAYS.JEFF 2:59 HOW DOESALL OF THIS MAKE YOUFEEL?NICHOLASSOMETIMES REALLYSCARED, SOMETIMES..YEA!

NO SCHOOL.SOMETIMES I DON'TGET TO SEE MYTEACHER OR ANY OFMY FRIENDS.

D13-YEAR OLD REEDERRICKSON OFBUFFALO SAYSFINDING WAYS TOTAKE A BREAK HASKEPT HER FOCUSEDON HER SCHOOLWORK.REED ERRICKSON I'VEBEEN RUNNING TOSTAY ACTIVE




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