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The survey on online learning disabilities among grassroots children means that nearly half of the respondents point to the increase in family conflicts

2021-05-04T09:36:50.604Z

Under the new crown pneumonia epidemic, local children at the grass-roots level are facing many challenges. The Joint Concern for the Development Rights of School Children released today (4th) the "Survey Report on the Practice of Children’s Rights under the Epidemic", which shows that children learn online



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Written by: Yuan Shu

2021-05-04 12:24

Last update date: 2021-05-04 12:24

Under the new crown pneumonia epidemic, local children at the grass-roots level are facing many challenges.

The Joint Concern for the Development Rights of School Children released the "Survey Report on the Practice of Children’s Rights under the Epidemic" today (4th). The survey showed that children’s online learning lacks basic computer equipment. Nearly 40% of them need to use mobile phones for online classroom visits. More than half think Internet speed is difficult to cope with.

In addition, 80% of children feel helpless about their lives under the epidemic, and nearly half said that family conflicts have increased during the epidemic.

The group urges the government to pay attention, face the problem squarely, and designate a welfare policy that comprehensively supports grassroots school children to solve multiple disadvantaged situations.

The Joint Concern for the Development Rights of School Children released the "Investigation Report on the Practice of Children's Rights under the Epidemic" today (4th).

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The Joint Concern for the Development Rights of School Children conducted an online survey between April 12 and 21. A total of 519 questionnaires were collected. The respondents ranged from kindergarten to tertiary education. Over 32.8% were from Primary One to Primary Three, and 80% of the respondents lived in public housing. , Cubicle room or subdivided room.

Forty% of children still use mobile phones to learn online, 52% say that the internet speed is insufficient

The survey shows that children lack basic computer equipment. Nearly 40% (38.5%) of the respondents still use mobile phones to learn online, and 15.8% still need to use a data card, Wifi egg, or borrow the Internet from friends to learn online .

52% of the respondents said that the internet speed is difficult to cope with learning, and 93.1% think that physical face-to-face learning is better.

According to the survey, grassroots children will encounter different difficulties in online learning. Nearly 80% of children think that online learning is difficult to absorb. Nearly 60% think that the home environment is noisy and difficult to concentrate, and about half think that they cannot find support when they encounter difficulties.

Epidemic prevention measures make 80% of children helpless

The government has introduced different epidemic prevention measures, including gathering restrictions, closure of parks and recreational facilities, and school closures. Most children have negative emotions. More than 80% of children feel helpless, and more than 60% of children express concerns.

In addition, nearly half of the children said that during the epidemic, conflicts with their family members had increased, and more than 65% of the children agreed that the relationship with friends had become estranged.

More than 60% of the children's mood and emotional ups and downs were as severe as before the epidemic, and more than 70% of the interviewed families expressed their worries about the family's economic crisis.

He Ruying, a social worker at the God's Love Care Center of Kwun Tong Community Service, Methodist, said that the epidemic has lasted for more than a year, and the digital divide has always been a problem faced by children at the grassroots level. So far it is not ideal that it has not been solved well.

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80% of children think there is a lack of channels to express their opinions

The joint team pointed out that every child has the right to express his or her opinion, and under the epidemic situation, even more than 90% of the children feel that they have the right to express their opinions on their own situation, but in fact, more than 80% of the children do not know or think that there is no effective one. Channels to express opinions to the government.

More than 70% of children hope that the government will subsidize the purchase of tablets, laptops or desktop computers, and increase the Internet allowance, and more than 60% hope that the government will provide allowances to improve their home environment.

He Ruying, a social worker at the God’s Care Center of Kwun Tong Community Service, Methodist, said that the epidemic has lasted for more than a year, and the digital divide has always been a problem facing children at the grassroots level. So far, it is not ideal if it has not been solved well. This is a reality in Hong Kong. , Will affect children's learning effectiveness.

Kung Weisen, a guest lecturer at the Hong Kong College of Higher Education, said that the survey showed that most children were dissatisfied with the status quo, and many grassroots children felt helpless and questioned the government's role in the epidemic.

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Kung Weisen, a guest lecturer at the Hong Kong College of Higher Education, said that the survey showed that most children were dissatisfied with the status quo. Many grassroots children felt helpless. They questioned the government's role in the epidemic and believed that the government should establish effective channels for children to express their opinions to the government. .

The joint recommendation is that the government should establish a series of indicators of child development needs as the basis and basis for all policy formulations, such as "more than 95% of school children have suitable learning devices."

In addition, the government should face up to children’s negative emotions and reduce their sense of isolation. At the same time, it should formulate a set of welfare policies that comprehensively support primary school children to address multiple disadvantaged situations.

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