Virtual education can pose a greater threat to the mental health and health of children and parents. This has been revealed in the research of the American Center for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the results published on Thursday, more support may be needed to counteract the effects of the epidemic.
Is health more a threat to virtual education?
Researchers evaluated the survey responses for October and November 2020 of 5 to 12-year-olds, including one thousand 290 parents. Research has shown that parents whose children received only virtual instruction or both virtual and personal instruction were more likely to report a threat of 11 on the 11 indexes related to child and parent health.
About 25 percent of parents whose children received only virtual instruction or both virtual and personal instruction had worse mental or emotional health, while 16 percent of parents whose children received personal instruction had better mental health. Parents also told that their children were less physically active, they spent less time outside the house and with friends.
Parents are also feeling the effect
This trend was also seen in parents when they answered questions about their own health. About 54 percent of the parents whose children received virtual education were reported to have emotional stress, compared to 38 percent of the parents whose children received personal instruction, did not see any such problem. Parents of children who got virtual education got jobs. Problems such as insecurity, job loss, child care challenge, conflict between work and child care and difficulty in sleeping were reported.
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