It is feared that the protracted coronary situation will have a negative impact, especially on young people.

Some young people are hit harder than others.

Whose youth seems to be ruined, that is, whose youth during the Corona Age is the most distressing and depressing?

- The year is a really long time for those young people who are already having a hard time.

For example, young people whose families have violence or substance abuse problems suffer the most, Mikko Salasuo, docent at the Youth Research Association, docent, tells Ilta-Sanomat.

- Corona time exacerbates their problems.

To them, Korona strikes hard and leaves a deep wound, the real consequences of which will only become clear later.

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According to Salasuo, the biggest concern of the prolonged Korona period is not so much related to all young people in general, but especially to those who are already aloof, experiencing an outsider or for whom the home is not a place of refuge.

- The school and teachers have created important security for many young people living in difficult circumstances.

When schools were in distance learning, the same security was not available to young people.

When hobbies have been on hiatus and social contacts are kept to a minimum, many young people have spent time with family.

For many, this may have been helpful, but in difficult family situations, the problems have only increased.

Salasuo has studied, among other things, youth work, youth cultures, leisure activities, subcultures and countercultures, popular culture and sports.

The experiences of going to the ruins of youth are different, he says.

Not all protracted pandemics will strike the same.

Salasuo reminds that many young people act flexibly if conditions change.

- If there are breaks in hobbies, for example, young people meet their friends elsewhere.

According to Mikko Salasuo, Korona time hits young people hardest, who are already aloof, experiencing an outsider or for whom the home is not a place of refuge. Photo: Sirpa Raiha / HS

If the conditions for normal social interaction change, young people, according to Salasuo, will create new ways to be together and meet friends.

Some young people may even experience a respite from a lively social life.

- We have investigated the effects of the corona in an interview study, according to which four out of ten young people felt that the reduction in social contacts was harmful due to the corona situation, only one in ten considered it very harmful.

- The matter could be described as a large number of young people who have been annoyed by the prolongation of the coronary situation.

Only very few feel that their youth would be completely over, Salasuo says.

Young people with a lot of social relationships are best adapted.

Loneliness has increased slightly and during the Korona period it is sometimes experienced by one in five young people, he says.