CDC Study: Virtual School Can Be Damaging To Children's Mental Health

Parents whose children received virtual instruction or a combination of virtual and in-person instruction were more likely to report increased risk on 11 of 17 indicators of child and parental well-being, according to the new CDC study.

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- A new CDC study shows that virtual instruction may pose more risks to the mental health and wellness of children and parents than in-person learning. Nearly 25% of parents who children received virtual instruction or combined instruction reported worsened mental or emotional health in their children compared to 16% of parents whose children received in-person instruction. They were also more likely to say their children were less physically active, spent less time outside, and spent less time with friends.