By Dr. Suruchi GoyalAgarwal, Consultant – Paediatrics and Paediatric Endocrinology, Columbia Asia Hospital Whitefield
Remote learning, virtual classrooms, online learning: Whichever term we use is a new world that we as families have entered.
With schools arriving into our very homes, life has taken an unexpected twist. The coronavirus pandemic has forced schools, colleges and all types of educational institutions to shut for the safety of our children. This has given way to some amazing innovations in the form of online classes and courses.
This has of course enabled our children to continue their education from the safety of their own homes. However, another problem has slowly emerged: Screen time health
Online learning involves children sitting for long hours in from of devices: laptops, desktops, handheld devices sometimes from 8 am till 3 pm, and then after to complete their assignments.
Here are a few things that can be done to keep your child healthy whilst they continue with their education
As new challenges emerge, we need to ensure that our kids remain healthy and make the most of their time in their virtual classroom until it’s safe to get back to their schools.
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