About 63% of students say e-learning platforms help reduce stress
Brainly, an online learning platform, surveyed its Indian user base to determine the impact of the paradigm shift towards home study on student mental health.
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.
About 75% of students noted changes in mental health
According to the results, 34 percent 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. This awareness is a positive development as 75 percent of students noted a change in their mental health during this period.
School performance and preparation, main contributors
As the viral outbreak caused an overnight shift to online education, students had no choice but to adapt. However, 71% of students said this almost immediate transition and the months that followed had an impact on their mental health. While 30 percent of students reported that school performance and readiness contributed to their anxiety, 63 percent noted that high internet use and screen time caused physical stress / mental. 56% of those surveyed further reported that mental health issues affected their physical health through weight gain or loss.
1 in 2 students find comfort in talking to friends and family
While it cannot be denied the profound impact of COVID-19 on students, they have fortunately found multiple ways to cope with their mental health issues. While 35 percent of students seek therapy, over 50 percent feel comfortable talking to friends and family about their mental health issues. Many students also use media like art and music (45%), social media (38%), and physical activity (32%) to deal with stress. 40% of those surveyed mentioned that social media platforms like TikTok, Instagram and Snapchat were also good for their mental health.
Online Learning Platforms Reduce Mental Health Problems In Students
Online learning platforms such as Brainly have had a positive impact on 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. “
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Posted: Thursday October 21, 2021 10:44 am IST