LONLINESS, anger and frustration are being felt by children and teenagers during the latest lockdown.

The Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language, Eluned Morgan, spoke about the findings of the latest lockdown survey at Wednesday's Wesh Government coronavirus briefing.

More than 20,000 children and young people took part in a second survey.

Results show life has been difficult for all ages, the minister said.

They spoke about frustration and even anger of the pandemic's impact on their lives and of missing friends and experiences.

The survey found that teenagers were worried about their exams.

Among 17-18-year-olds, one in three were worried most of the time.

Not seeing friends had the most impact on their lives, followed by not seeing family and school.

With that in mind, Ms Morgan said getting children back to school is the biggest priority.

She said: "Next week the youngest children will return to school and we will be working to get the rest of the children back to school.

"Remote learning has been difficult for everyone and hats off to all those parents who have done a good job with home schooling,

"Most children will thrive once they are back in school doing their lessons and seeing friends.

"We will continue to work with local education authorities to get children back into school.

"We will continue the Hwb Ed Tech programme, which has had £92m over the last two years and there will be funding to help support this and remote learning."

She added that more information would be given on Friday about the timescale for older children returning to school as part of the 21 day review of coronavirus measures.

She said: "We are very anxious to get our children back to school. Every day they are not back in school is a day of waste in terms of really trying to develop the children. Parents are doing a tremendous job in terms of home schooling but we need to understand the importance of socialisation and supporting children from deprived backgrounds.