This article reports the result of a global survey conducted by Save the Children, which aims to learn about the impact COVID-19 has on children from different backgrounds. It can be concluded that the pandemic has disproportionately affected children from poorer backgrounds in various aspects, especially education. Other notable impacts include loss of income and access to health services. This survey also uncovered some more unreported problems, such as the increase in violence, gender inequality when children are tasked with doing more chores. These problems further exacerbated the education disparity of children with different wealth backgrounds, primarily caused by the difference in access to necessary resources for online learning. The article ends with an urgent call for change, demanding for “social safety nets and strong health and nutrition systems, especially for the most vulnerable and marginalised households” as well as positive parenting programmes, in order to offer support for children who have been abused, exploited or experienced violence.