63% of students say e-learning platforms have helped them reduce stress while studying at home: The Tribune India



The Covid-19 pandemic has forced students around the world to be confined to their homes as study models shifted to online mode. The prolonged isolation from peer groups as well as the in-person learning experience has resulted in a number of mental health issues among young people around the world. with the aim of assessing the extent of the severity of mental health problems in India Brainly, the world’s largest online learning platform, polled its user base. The World Mental Health Day survey collected 1,764 responses to obtain detailed information on how students deal with stress and other mental health issues.

The survey results underscore the fact that a majority (75%) of the students noted changes in mental health during the COVID-induced study from the home period. According to the results, 34% of respondents cited low levels of stigma associated with mental health in their environment. This indicates a growing awareness among parents, teachers and students of the importance of addressing mental health issues.

At the same time, school performance and preparation has emerged as one of the main factors of student stress and anxiety. 71% of students said this almost immediate transition and the months that followed had an impact on their mental health. While 30% of students mentioned that school performance and readiness contributed to their anxiety, 63% noted that high internet use and screen time caused physical / mental stress. 56% of respondents further reported that mental health issues affected their physical health through weight gain or loss.

Meanwhile, the respite has come from online learning platforms that have positively impacted students’ mental health by allowing them to complete their lessons with more clarity on concepts and homework help. A significant (63%) mentioned that online learning platforms helped reduce stress while studying at home.

Speaking on the results of the investigation, Rajesh Bysani, Product Manager at Brainly, said: “The mental health of students has been highlighted after the COVID-19 outbreak. As students spend their time at home, suddenly deprived of the company of friends and teachers, it is sure to manifest feelings of alienation, social isolation, and education backwardness. Fortunately, online platforms, whether for learning or connecting with peers / teachers, have been helpful in engaging and motivating students during this time. More and more students are using online tools to cope and thrive in the new normal, and this is expected to continue even with the reopening of physical schools. »TNS


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