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More Than Half Of Children In The Asia Pacific Prefer In-Person Education

More Than Half Of Children In The Asia Pacific Prefer In-Person Education

However, it is the lowest compared to other regions globally, said Kaspersky.

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Although 1 in 2 kids in the Asia Pacific (APAC) like face-to-face classrooms more than online sessions (55%), it is less than other regions globally.

According to the Kaspersky survey, children in Latin America have the strongest preference for traditional education (75%), followed by Africa (73%), and the Middle East (58%).

Screen time is cited as the biggest reason why APAC kids dislike online classes (74%). The second biggest reason is technical issues (60%).

That leaves almost half of the students (45%) preferring remote learning.

Difficulty By Subject

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When asked further, children in APAC countries said that mathematics is the most difficult subject to study remotely (48%). This is followed by chemistry (28%), physics (25%), and biology (25%).

These numbers are generally the same across all regions, according to Kaspersky.

So who has the most problems with children studying from home? Parents!

68% of parents in APAC stated they don’t want to continue this learning format after the pandemic.

The main reason given is too much time in front of the screen (68%) and a general decline in the quality of education (48%).

Remote learning during the pandemic has turned out to be stressful for everyone involved: children, parents and teachers. However, adults didn’t always make the right decisions to help simplify their children’s lives because they too were adapting to the new format. This can be seen clearly in the poll. The conclusion is simple: when the modern world deals with a wild card, teachers have to master new teaching skills for remote learning using various digital tools in combination with offline learning.

Chris Connell, Managing Director for the Asia Pacific at Kaspersky.

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