COVID-19: AN ERA OF LONELINESS.

Nowadays Covid-19 Pandemic has forced us to use new forms of communication, especially at school. In fact lots of students could not have the possibility to go to their school all over the world, because of this virus that made our social lives dangerous: just the thought of going to school, which was the safest of all places before all this happened, now is something we have to worry about.

However, studying and interacting remotely is not productive for us: we’ve lost the charm of an
oral explanation face to face, the beauty of a vis-a-vis debate.
We are losing two of the most important years of our lives and we’re gonna regret this.
The direct consequence of this cold school approach is the fact that many students these
days are suffering emotionally: negative emotions (such as anxiety, depression etc.)
increased, while positive emotions and life satisfaction decreased, because of the fact that
many people started to care less about their relationships and more about the fear of this
illness. Therefore a lot of people develope a sense of extreme loneliness, abandonment,
obsessive fear, boredom and frustration.

These emotions are verifiable especially in children and adolescents, who have suffered
particularly in this period:
• In children up to 6 years of age, regressive behaviors have been found, such as
wanting to go back to sleep in the bed of mum and dad to have greater safety,
irritability, separation anxiety and behavioral problems.
At an early age, habits are important as they are a source of safety and comfort.
Their change can be confusing and have repercussions on their emotional balance.
Depending on their age, children may not verbally express concerns. They may
become irritable, have trouble concentrating, exhibit new fears or behaviors typical
of previous stages of growth, such as going back to doing things from previous life
periods.
• In children who have more than 6 years and in adolescents anxiety disorders,
feelings of lack of air or sleep disturbances are more frequent. In the case of
adolescents, the social distance imposed by the pandemic can represent the real
difficulty and be experienced as an unnatural imposition, as they are used to
emotionally attuned to one another. Many teens also experience changes in mood,
irritability and distress.
(From ArtemisiaLab.it)

In conclusion we can say that Covid-19 has given us so many problems, it’s moving us in
different ways, but hopefully all these problems are going to make us stronger than ever, if
we understand how to deal with them and how to change them into strenghts.

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Autore:

Noemi Munafò

Classe:

5A Liceo Classico
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