The effect of Online Education on Mental Health


The effect of Online Education on Mental Health

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COVID-19 has devastated and ravaged the world in ways no one could have predicted. The world somehow stopped. Life as we know it has changed. And this change has become a new constant. Educational institutions have switched to online learning. The beginning of this transformation has been very attractive to students in that they do not have to rush or prepare to get to the educational institution and can stay in the comfort of their own homes. But this peace did not last long. Online education has harmed the mental and physical health of both students and teachers. 

How online education affects mental health

1. Lack of interest

Humans are social animals, and even the most introverted animals need face-to-face interaction with humans. Children's interest in the class increased.

Most turn off the camera and continue with other activities. Lethargy led to a loss of interest not only in research but in everything in general.

The pressure of homework and homework after school has a huge impact on my mental health and mood. 

2. Stress and anxiety

When students' attention was directed elsewhere on the screen, their focus on online learning decreased. This in turn made it difficult for most students to follow the teachings.

The pressure to focus and achieve the desired results led to a lot of stress and anxiety. Homework, homework, and homework slowed down.

Most of the children were left behind and succumbed to the pressure. The mental state of the children was fragile and confused.

3. Zoom fatigue

Scaling burnout is when you feel tired after a scaling class or video conference. As screen time increases dramatically, the brain becomes overloaded with information and the brain struggles to register all the information. Excessive parental involvement also contributed to pre-existing anxiety and stress. Parents are confined to the confines of the home and require extensive participation in online classes with their children. 

Effect of online courses on physical health

1. Facial problems

Increasing screen time increases eye strain and causes major headaches. This applies not only to students but also to teachers.

2. Lack of morality in the classroom

Ethics in the classroom is extreme. Lack of mood, regularity, agenda, and attention is a threat to health. Sitting all the time also caused weight problems.

A lot of physical activity did not make the students anxious and depressed. This also affected eating habits and affected physical health.

3. Poor ergonomics

Human factors and ergonomics are the application of psychological and physiological principles to the design and engineering of products, processes, and systems.

Online learning leads to bad/poor ergonomics, which leads to many problems with back pain and fibromyalgia pain. 

4. Lack of physical activity

Children became obese due to a lack of physical activity. It only got worse after I ate and watched.

Muscle cramps, muscle stiffness, and calcium deficiency are all based on a lack of physical activity. 

5. Vitamin D deficiency

Interestingly, online education has led to vitamin D deficiency. Lack of sunlight, poor diet, and exercise caused more problems than expected.

6. Calcium deficiency

It may seem surprising, but lack of physical activity and lack of calcium can lead to minor injuries that can lead to major injuries.


In conclusion, while online education started with great benefits, it has made a drastic change and has not worked in one direction. As screen time increased, vision problems, headaches, and stress increased dramatically.

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