Kids in Karnataka spend long screen hours in absence of govt guidelines

Thursday, 05 Aug, 3.07 am
Rashmi Belur,

The absence of guidelines by the Karnataka government on holding online classes for kids of various grades, despite the commencement of the academic year a month ago, has left several parents agitated in the city.

Unlike the previous year, the education department has not issued any guidelines on conducting the online classes leaving the schools to experiment with their own idea and putting the health of kids at risk. Much to the dismay of many, a few schools have begun online teaching to kids belonging to the age group of 4 to 6-years for four to five hours a day.

During the 2020-21 academic year, the education department had regulated the duration of online classes based on the report by Prof M K Sridhar Committee.