In lockdown, German students spent more time in front of screens than studying. Experts are sounding the alarm. And Unicef is calling for a summit to deal with the consequences of the corona for children and young people and their families.
Berlin – Even in pre-Corona times, learning for school was not necessarily part of the hit parade of favorite pastimes for German children and young people. During the corona lockdown at the beginning of this year, however, not only the popularity of learning apparently declined further, but also its importance. This was the result of a survey by the Munich Ifo Institute among 2,122 parents. According to the study, students spent an average of 4.3 hours a day on school assignments during distance learning, but 4.6 hours in front of the television or playing games on the computer or mobile phone.