Today’s generation are fortunate enough to have all sort of information at their fingertips. They have technology on their side to help them in their studies and allow them to communicate with practically anyone from all over the world. Although there are certain precautions to take, the internet makes reaching out and meeting new people easy and seamless.
However, security is not the only drawback from the age of computers. With the exposure of students to social media platforms and various recreational websites, we found that many students have a little difficulty in dealing with others. Understandably, growing up, especially during adolescence can be an awkward social experience. They may find that they are able to express themselves better with a cloak of anonymity provided by cyberspace.
Parents and teachers need have rapport with the students just as much as they need to be able to guide them in fostering good relationships with other students. The friendship and interactions that they have in school will help students become more relaxed and confident. Classes become more engaging for them and they perform better in their academics. They will also be more enthusiastic to join in extracurricular activities in school, allowing them to gain memorable experiences and to learn valuable life
lessons and skills.
Although this may seem like a challenge during the new normal, teachers can instead take advantage of the virtual setup because it is already a comfortable environment for many students. This further allows teachers and parents to ensure the personal safety of the students by overseeing their online activities.
The new normal in education has been quite a challenge for everyone. It is important for every student to have a support group and be able to rely on their classmates and friends. Their bond during this time will help them overcome difficulties even when they are all grown up.