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Online learning at home raises concerns over myopia risk: survey [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2020-3-20 12:43:49 |Display all floors

A survey showed that 92.8 percent of parents are worried about their children's eyesight as their children are learning online at home amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, China Youth Daily reported Thursday.

The survey polled 2,425 parents of students of primary and secondary schools.

Excessive screen time and a lack of outdoor activities represent the greatest threats to children's eyesight, as schools shift classes online and require students to study at home, said the interviewed parents.

Some respondents said their children would watch TV or play mobile games after completing their online courses.

The survey showed 95.1 percent of the respondents would guide their children to take care of their eyes, including asking them to have a rest after learning for some time and limiting their use of electronic products.

Some parents said the teachers of their children remind students about eye safety via online group chats.

In regard to better protecting children's eyesight, 75.7 percent of respondents advised moving part of the classes or assignments offline to reduce screen time, 69.9 percent hoped that teachers would guide students to do physical exercises, and 44.8 percent suggested adding pop-up reminders of eyesight protection to online course platforms. (Source: Xinhua)

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Post time 2020-3-23 23:21:43 |Display all floors
Although it is not a good news, for children living in the remote mountain regions, where no internet are available, they have lost the chance to be myopia through learning on the internet.

From another perspective, 5G could try its hand for this class of problems if it has been deployed nationwide.  In the future, children could attend the virtual classroom at home by 3D glasses.

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Post time 2020-3-25 11:03:58 |Display all floors
The lesser of two evils; the alternative is to go back to school now and get infected by the deadly Cvirus;  the choice is an easy one to make!

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