Many students, including high school and college students are stressing everyday to make it on time to zoom, or have to go out and buy blue light glasses because of the amount of time their eyes spent looking on a screen. Zoom isn’t making learning easier, it’s making it harder, especially for older kids.
Younger kids have to learn how to use zoom, and if they don’t figure it out, parents are sitting down with their kids almost everyday just to log into zoom. Both kids and adults need breaks.
Signing this petition will make life easier for everyone around the world. High school students need the relief, to feel free again. Mental health is being affected, sitting in the same chair for hours isn’t okay, we need to make a difference.
According to the Redwood Bark, “During online school, Redwood students and teachers are among the 300 million daily users of Zoom. According to the Psychiatric Times, participants, such as ourselves, are experiencing what they call “Zoom fatigue,” which is the tired or burnt out feeling that occurs after using online communication programs for extended periods of time. According to a Bark survey conducted in October 2020, 63 percent of Redwood students report always feeling tired or burnt out after zoom classes and 27 percent say they often feel this way”(Samantha Elegant).
Also adding on to mental health and zoom, here is more evidence on how students are affected. “However, “Zoom fatigue” isn’t the only problem. Our mental health is also at stake. In a survey from the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, 41 percent of “children and young people” reported that using screens negatively impacted their play and fun, while 35 percent stated that it has affected both their mood and mental health”(Samantha Elegant).
We need a change, and we need it now. Sign this petition to change education learning.