LET THE KIDS BE KIDS

LET THE KIDS BE KIDS

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Stephanie Polchies started this petition to Canadian Government

In March 2020 children of all ages from all over Canada came home from school one day to find out they wouldn't be returning the following week. They were ripped away from friends, finished their school years online and alone, many missed their end of year celebrations, including graduation and prom. 

Skip ahead a few months when restrictions started being lifted and they were finally able to see their friends again. Finally able to hang out and be together. They could go to the parks, the malls, swimming, road trips,etc.... whatever they wanted all summer long with their best friends. 

Now it's Fall 2020 and those same kids were so excited to return to school to once more be with all of their friends only to find out that in order to do so they have to wear a mask and follow all of these new rules and then on top of that many in high schools just discovered that they won't be attending school with all of their friends because the education board has decided to split kids up depending on their last names. So now friends are once again separated, siblings are separated, children are confused and unhappy.

We are allowing temporary foreign workers into our country, we are allowing people to travel the world on vacation, we are allowing countrywide travel but yet our children have to wear masks and be separated from their friends, or even siblings just to go to school?? 

Studies have shown countless times that children and teens isolated for any period of time, or those separated from those they consider their support system can have long term negative impacts on their self esteem and all over mental health. Why are we allowing a government who has proven over and over again to not have a clue about what they're talking about or doing mess with the mental well being of our children?? If we can let people travel and come and go as they please then our children can go to school with the same people they've stood shoulder to shoulder with all summer.

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