The COVID-19 pandemic has already had emotional consequences on the students. Dealing with feelings of isolation, frustration, boredom, anxiety, or stress brings with it a response of hopelessness, depression, or even anger.
The anxiety and social isolation caused by COVID-19, the dangerous viral challenges in social media, cyberbullying, school bullying, and many other situations, are real examples to which our children and young people are exposed, and these are on the rise. Today, more than ever, it is crucial that students develop, consciously and systematically, the socio-emotional skills they need to face the changing, uncertain and baffling circumstances they are experiencing today and the ones that will touch their adult lives.
The COVID-19 pandemic reaffirms the need to prepare students on how to manage their emotions. Staying at home and doing their studies, in the best of the cases by digital means, has already had emotional consequences for them. Dealing with the feelings of isolation, frustration, boredom, anxiety, or stress brings with it a response of hopelessness, depression, or even anger.
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