No Online Classes for Primary & Pre-School. After receiving a number of complaints from parents, the school education department on Friday asked private schools to stop online classes for pre-primary and primary classes. According to the order issued on June 18, private schools will not be allowed to hold online classes for pre-primary classes, nursery, kindergarten, and classes 1 to 5. Online classes for students of class 6 to 8 will have to be completed in 30-45 minutes in two shifts. for more details visit the Hindiexamsdaily website.
Online Classes Issues:
The assistant director of the school education department told TOI that after Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh has become the second state to pass such an order. “Parents were having problems recharging their internet packs too often and children were having eye-problems. They were also not able to maintain a good posture holding the phones in their hands. Some private schools were holding 4-5 hour-long online classes for children which were too much for children. All schools will now have to stick to the scheduled duration.”
No Online Classes for Primary & Pre-School:
Earlier, parents had complained that online classes for pre-primary and primary students were causing eye-problems and stress among children due to excessive screen time. Schools have been holding 1-2 hour classes for younger students and 3-4 hour classes for those in middle and high school. Parents have observed that children have started complaining of headaches and irritation in their eyes because of online classes.
“Parents are also facing issues due to online classes. Some of the schools were also conducting online classes for a long duration which had increased the screen time of kids,” joint director, school education department, Manish Verma told TOI. According to the World Health Organization, children from 2-5 years of age should only be allowed less than one hour of screen time, but the schools were conducting online classes for pre-primary and primary school children for up to 2 hours.
In a letter addressed to the principal secretary of the school education department, the commission has said that the prolonged online classes are causing several problems to students, including headache, irritation in the eyes, blurred vision, etc, leading to a negative impact on children’s growth.