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Pets play important role in easing children's loneliness and stress intensified by virtual schooling in lockdown

- New survey highlights social, emotional and academic benefits for children during remote learning

- 83% of parents believe a pet helped their child feel less lonely and 73% felt their pet reduced stress caused by isolation away from classmates

Nine in 10 parents reveal their pet has positively impacted their child's home-schooling experience

As schools return, 80% believe pet interaction should continue in-person

BRUSSELS, April 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey conducted by Mars Petcare of 2,000 parents across the UK and US shows family pets help children better manage feelings of stress and loneliness, which have been greatly exacerbated by virtual schooling as a result of the pandemic[1].

 

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