Effects of Lockdown on Teens

By Glavin Coutinho
Glavin Coutinho currently studies in II PU at St Aloysius PU College, Mangaluru.
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September 26, 2020

There are many harmful effects of lockdown not only in elder people, but also to the teens and little children. Now you may think what do children have to do in the lockdown? They just have to sit back at home without any work nor school or college. But the most impact of the lockdown is on today’s teens. Nowadays everyone either small or elder has a smartphone or some may not have. The main effect of the lockdown on the teens is LONELINESS. During the normal days they always used to share their thoughts with their friends. But they have no ways to meet due to the social distancing rule. Now you may say that they can meet every day by online chatting or by online classes. But the true fact is no that’s not enough. They need to share their thoughts virtually, that is by meeting them personally. There are many other problems and effects that today’s teens face due to lockdown.

The second effect ONLINE COACHING. The new normal that is the online coaching also has a huge impact on the minds of the teens. Firstly the radiation emitted by the devices and the internet, the radiations emitted by the smartphones and internet have a huge impact on the minds of the teens since they have to sit for long hours on the smartphones or laptops with their headphones or earphones in their ears. The direct sound released by the earphones or the headphones in the ears are way to harmful for the brain and their bones which can strike their future with an eye problem or hearing loss. And also, the subjects taught during the online classes are not enough to the teens because when children learn they need to communicate with their friends and the teachers, which is not satisfied in the online classes.

And the last but not the least HEALTH.

Due to the lockdown, all of us are restricted to go outside, as a result we can’t relax our bodies or exercise or even get the morning sunrise which is the main resource of vitamin D. Vitamin D is very useful to everyone whether it is a newborn kid or an elderly person. If there is vitamin D deficiency in the body there may be many effects resulting such as frequent sickness, fatigue and tiredness, body pain, Depression and Delayed Wound Healing which is not a good sign in the teens and the youth.

But in the same way there are many advantages of the coronavirus lockdown in teens they are: As they are in their homes they can arouse their new hobbies or participate in all the online competitions. They can even learn many other languages or learn computer coding and create apps. They can concentrate double on their studies and scope for a big goal in their exams. They can even learn to play music instruments. There is an old saying “Never stop learning because life never stops teaching” which is very true. The teens can even make a group and plan out various online events. They can even get to know the importance of the friends or loved ones whenever they are not around them. They can even learn how to stay positive in whatever situation life turns them to. Then can get to know how lucky they are by thanking God for whatever he has given them.

TIPS TO SURVIVE LOCKDOWN

Always stay busy with the regular chores. Cleaning the house everyday and listening to music can keep your mind chilled and relaxed. Think positive. Watch recipes and cook different food dishes every day. You can even cool your mind by watching movies and series. The main and the most important technique, talk to people, yes of course not by visiting them to their places but by chatting or video calling them, which can help you out to be in peace and also help others to be in peace.

 

 

 

Comment on this article

  • Veera Coutinho, Shirva/ Mumbai- mira road.

    Tue, Sep 29 2020

    Very well said Glavin. Proud of you . Keep on writing....Wish you All the Best.!

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  • ASHOK VALADUR, Valadur Udupi /Mumbai

    Mon, Sep 28 2020

    Dear Glavin ,

    You explained well all aspects of Corona effect to children. Thanks. Good information. Well done .

    Agree [1]

  • Shalini Quadros, Udyavar

    Mon, Sep 28 2020

    Well said Glavin!! Good to hear the issues faced and strategies to overcome the same from a teenager himself.

    Agree [1]

  • Victor Tauro, Bangalore

    Mon, Sep 28 2020

    Very well written Glavin. Continue with your writings. All the best. Your suggestions are very practical like cleaning the house, learning to cook which are essential life skills one must learn to be productive and healthy.

    Agree

  • Dr Urban DSouza, Udyavar/Malaysia

    Mon, Sep 28 2020

    Hi Dear Glavin
    Appreciate your article, with the maturity and proactive thoughts you have penned and given the tips during lockdown.
    Keep up

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  • Jyothsna Dsouza, Sydney, Australia

    Mon, Sep 28 2020

    Well written. It is so true how lockdown has impacted the children n elderly. Normal lifestyle has changed and looks like we are adapting a new normal lifestyle now.
    Keep writing Glavin and wishing you all the best.

    Agree

  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Sep 27 2020

    Dear Glavin ,you have beutifully explained the effects of Corona on childrens mind.Sure it effects not only children but their parents as well.when children are at home ,parents cant go to work and no salary ,no income to some poor family.Mostly children suffer a lot.I have seen in own family how our grand children are simply sit around and with no interest ,everything seems too much.Naturally children require movement for their mental ,physical developement.well one has to adjust to the situation.take it as it comes .same time one can also do something to others ,help who need help.Elder ones cant go to market,help them instead of sitting at home and only deepening in mobile.mobile too sometimes make your mind dull.Can too help parents ,own younger siblings, or a weak student to study well. You are on the best way to become an writer.keep up,keep open your eyes and see around .All the best.

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