22% Of Students Took Online Classes From Bed, 14% Sat On The Floor: Godrej Interio Study

Educationists and healthcare experts to discuss how the wrong posture is a cause of concern for the long-term physical and mental health of children 

Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group, announced today that its business Godrej Interio, in its recent survey found that children studying from home are facing long-term mental and physical health concerns due to bad posture. 

The study ‘Taking care of children as they learn from home’ by Godrej Interio’s Workplace and Ergonomics Research Cell attempted to study the home-schooling behaviour of 350 school-going children of the age group of 3-15 years from across India. 

Parents who were a part of this research revealed:

  • Children used gadgets for a minimum of 4–6 hours a day which is 2-3 hours more than what they did before schools closed on account of the lockdown. 
  • 52 per cent of the children had daily online classes, 36 per cent had classes four times a week.
  • 41 per cent of children complained of eye strain issues.

Chandni Bhagat, Child Psychologist, said “The ongoing pandemic has been extremely challenging for kids. As they are home-schooling for the second consecutive year, they are grappling with several issues which they may be unable to freely express.”

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