The device that can help save a child’s mental health

The device that can help save a child’s mental health

5th February 2021

Think a laptop is only needed for online learning? Wrong… they also have psychological benefits, experts say

by Cristina Odone, CSJ Head of Family

The seven-year-old stood on her own in a corner of the playground. Silent and sombre-faced, she watched her classmates chase one another around the swings.

While they laughed and shouted, she nervously picked at the paint on the fence, avoiding all eye contact.

Scenes like this were played out up and down the country when normal schooling β€” or close to it β€” resumed last September.

Teachers were prepared for β€˜academic slippage’. Educationalists had warned that the unprecedented interruption of schooling from March last year when lockdown was imposed, had robbed children of many months of learning.

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