The globally hit COVID-19 is having side effects on students life in many ways. The education system has also come under its grip. In such a situation, keeping in view the future of the children, online education is being resorted to, but this alternative system is causing all the distortions.
Children who are glued to their mobile and laptop screen for a long time are falling prey to many diseases including insomnia, sadness, heaviness in eyes and irritability. Along with the body, the mental health of the children is also affected and they do not feel like studying.
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According to the instructions issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics, children up to five years of age should not use the screen for more than one hour, while children above six years should also limit screen time.
Parents should keep a note that their child is not spending much time on mobile, laptop etc. The report further said that the number of children and youth suffering from diseases like insomnia, sadness etc. is increasing in the hospital.
Schools have been advised not to conduct online classes for more than 30 minutes. It has also advised to give children breaks in between.
Due to continuous teaching for a long time, children are not able to concentrate and they start wandering. Parents should pay attention to the change in the children after noticing it. The continuous screen time affects children's health.
If the child stays on the screen for more than four to six hours, then there is a also psychological effect on him.
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Online studies are causing the following side effects:
- Lack of self-control and curiosity.
- Convoluted online audit process
- -Emotional instability, trouble concentrating.
- Not being able to be friends easily.
- Depression, pain in eyes and headache
- Lack of Physical Calcium Deficiency
- Feeling weak, unable to sleep