Online Education ‘Dangerous’ for Mental Health and Wellness of Children and Parents – Study

Online Education ‘Dangerous’ for Mental Health and Wellness of Children and Parents - Study

A recent study has declared online education ‘dangerous’ for the mental health and wellness of children and parents.
The recently published US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study that children who received online education or a combination of online and in-person education were at increased risk on 11 out of 17 indicators of child and parental well-being.
The study is based on survey responses that were elicited between October and November 2020 from 1,290 parents with children ages 5 to 12 years old.
Children who received online education or a combination of online and in-person education were also found to be less physically active as they spent less time in outdoor activities with friends and family.
On the other hand, parents whose children received only online education or a combination of both online and in-person education reported deteriorated mental and emotional health.
Around 54 percent of parents whose children only online education or a combination of both online and in-person education reported more emotional distress in comparison to the 38 percent of parents whose children received only in-person education.

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