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Online learning will have negative impact: Experts warn screen time can affect mental health

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Online learning could have a long-term impact on the health of children, health experts said. 

Dr. Miyuru Chandradasa, a specialist in child mental health and behavioral problems said that giving a child a smartphone could lead to screen addiction. 

He said that screen addiction can affect the mental health of children in the long term. 

Dr. Chandradasa said that medical research had found that children watching a lot of cartoons and playing video games lose their concentration levels. 

This then results in children not being able to focus a lot when reading books in schools. 

“This can have a big impact on their education,” he said. 

He also said that children who were used to learning in front of their teacher with fellow students around, are now getting used to seeing the teacher on the screen.  

Dr. Chandradasa said that this could result in children being unable to stick to a schedule when school resumes. (Easwarn Rutnam)

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  • Saranga Walimuni Tuesday, 05 January 2021 06:19 PM

    Ok DR

    Shelly Tuesday, 05 January 2021 08:10 PM

    Please give us a solution, only talk

    Ben Tuesday, 05 January 2021 09:27 PM

    Open schools now. If you allow tourism, cinemas and weddings why not schools?

    Sangaralingham Wednesday, 06 January 2021 10:58 AM

    Screen learning is at its infancy.guidance must be given to all.not easy for many.however nature of the future the progress it is the way things will evolve in all children must be properly educated with education online how to use and the various ways to change adjust the online learning for a happy experience. If not many will develop psychological handicaps fear anxiety inferiority sadness depression etc.


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