Online learning during pandemic causes anxiety and stress among young people

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The survey, conducted among 2,045 students between September 19 and 25, showed that more than 29% of those surveyed reported more anxiety and stress since their classes were moved online, while about 17% felt mentally exhausted or “exhausted”.

Data collected by the Ministry of Mental Health revealed that nearly a third of students nationwide feel more anxiety and stress after COVID-19 forced them to switch to online learning.

The survey, conducted among 2,045 students between September 19 and 25, showed that more than 29% of those surveyed reported more anxiety and stress since their classes were moved online, while about 17% felt mentally exhausted or “exhausted”.


DMH chief executive Amporn Benjaponpitak said the pandemic was negatively impacting children’s mental health, with much of their time spent on online classes. He said young children were three times more likely to experience anxiety than adults.

Most mental health issues can be traced to strain on children’s social lives, as schools have been closed since April, meaning their interactions are limited to online lessons, she said.

Thus, to allow students to resume classes in November, the government has set up the Sandbox safety zone and encourages parents to allow their children to be vaccinated against COVID-19. (NNT)



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