Recent research has shown that Remote Schooling has some surprising mental health benefits for young adolescents, such as decreased anxiety, improved well-being, and more attraction to schools.
Benefits of Remote Schooling
A South West England research group had suspected that young people who had received remote education because of the COVID -19 pandemic could be more nervous.
They thought many teenagers would be concerned about family and friends getting sick because they have been isolated at home.
However, when they performed a poll their results were surprising; the students were less nervous indeed.
Research conducted at the University of Bristol:
The scientists at Bristol University have performed research. They have used an already continued study on teenagers’ social media and mental well-being.
Before the pandemic, in October 2019, a research group had completed a survey.
Another survey was conducted in April / May to determine the effects of the pandemic.
Emily Widnall, who was leading this research, said that she and her team were shocked to see the survey results.
The study found that 54% of 14-year-old girls were at risk of anxiety before the pandemic, while the figure dropped by 10% during the lockdown.
For boys of the same age group, this figure drops from 26% to 18%. Many young people have reported an improved feeling of well-being during the lockdown. Many students have reported a strong connection to their schools.
Report by Frank A. Ghinassi:
Frank A. Ghinassi, President and CEO, University Rutgers Health University Behavioral Health Care, clarified many factors behind teenage depression and anxiety. He was not part of the research group at the University of Bristol.
He said teenagers need someone who can provide consistent guidance, encouragement, confidence, and love.
Ghinassi recommends that parents do things such as encourage daily sleep, diet, and exercise schedules..
Stay healthy …