Study: Malaysian Students Burning Out Online

Qishin Tariq - The Star

Malaysian children, especially teenagers, are becoming anxious and depressed from spending too much time online with classes and socialising limited mostly there, a new study finds.

The “Life under Covid-19 for children online: Values & Challenges” survey by local telco Digi polled 1,746 students aged below 21 nationwide to measure their digital wellbeing and gauge how they were coping with the new normal.

Asked about their attitude towards online classes, three of the four top replies were negative: 39% said they were worried about grades and exams, 31% were stressed about not being able to follow online classes, and 26% felt demotivated to study.