What is the effect of online Classes on Student’s Mental Health?
COVID-19 has changed our lives quickly and drastically. Unfortunately, young adults and youth are among the most affected by the outbreak. The COVID-19 pandemic prompted several schools to postpone classes and graduation ceremonies in the spring and summer of 2020. As we reach fall, many schools and colleges focus on interactive learning to safeguard the safety of students and teachers. This online class structure is having negative effect on student’s mental health.
Whilst the wellbeing of students and teachers is paramount, online learning may have an effect on young people’s mental health. It needs to be clarified how online learning effects student mental health, and how parents should support youth with remote learning.
Numerous studies have shown social isolation can cause higher rates of negative outcomes for the mental and physical health of individuals. Other studies have found that face-to-face interactions can help reduce depression and anxiety. Less social interaction may increase feelings of social anxiety and pressures.
Alongside the lack of social interaction, online class structure can affect teens and adolescents in a number of ways:
In addition, while school is a place for teens to socialize and form friendships, not all social interactions are positive. Students may become victims of bullying at school. For these students, virtual learning offers an escape from depression and anxiety caused by the fear of being bullied. For other students, virtual classes can also provide an escape from the constant weight of peer pressure. Hence the Effect of Online Classes on Students’ Mental Health is negative and detrimental to health.
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