La voce del Colonna: Episode 3

Third episode of the in-depth study “La Voce del Colonna”, made by the students of Liceo Vittoria Colonna in collaboration with ArezzoNotizie: the article published today is entitled “Covid, how teenagers live it”.

Covid, as teenagers live it

If we summed up these two years of pandemic in a single word, the choice would surely fall on: “fear”. Fear of infecting and losing loved ones, no longer putting your foot in the door without the risk of catching the virus and never getting rid of the piece of cloth that covers our face.

As a result of this fear, in some cases problems of a more or less serious psychological type have occurred, including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and eating disorders. Thus was born the interview Sara Borri, a psychologist who works as an educator in the Liceo Vittoria Colonna and who for that very reason can provide an external and at the same time internal insight into how the children of Iceo lived through the pandemic. “After the pandemic, the calls for help went up,” he said. “Many isolate themselves and believe that they are alone. But talking helps.” Covid and the consequent restrictions actually led many young people to isolate themselves and retreat into themselves, causing an accumulation of stress and anxiety, which in some cases led to panic attacks or anxiety. “But we need to distinguish a panic attack from a panic attack. We often use the word – panic – for everything, but there are two absolutely different things. A panic attack is more oriented towards a fear of imminent death.”

Scholastic problems have also arisen. As many as 67% of those who took part in a survey of students claim that the school has negatively affected this situation because the homework, questions and tests in the classroom have not decreased.

It is, of course, the responsibility for the school pressure that students have been subjected to to attribute to the teacher, but we must remember, as Borri emphasized, that “it was a new situation for everyone, including the teaching staff”.

The alternation between distance learning (father) and face-to-face teaching has also played its role, generating general confusion and stress for students, teachers and all school staff.

The pandemic also has an impact on classroom relationships, in which sometimes, especially in those classes that have not already formed a strong bond, the gang has cracked, in this situation not finding a solid ground for the Consolidate relationships.

The block was experienced by some children as a “forced cohabitation” with their parents, brothers and sisters 24 hours a day. their own. , even the worries of family members.

Now we are called to another change to return to normal “what may seem trivial”, says Dr Borri, “but in reality it is not at all. Therefore, it is necessary to overcome the closure and individualism that unfortunately this period characterized, and work together, all together, to build healthy relationships and the sense of community that supports the growth of all ”.


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