To Protect Kids’ Eyesight, China Seeks to Limit Online Learning

To Protect Kids’ Eyesight, China Seeks to Limit Online Learning

Top health authority releases guidelines for COVID-19 pandemic.
China’s top health authority is recommending that online education for primary and middle school students be limited to protect their eyesight, Sixth Tone reports.

The National Health Commission (NHC) has released a new set of guidelines for preventing myopia during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s suggesting that elementary students spend no more than two and a half hours per day on online classes, and four hours at most for middle schoolers.

The guidelines also recommend that students take 10-minute breaks after each study session of 20 to 30 minutes.
Preventing nearsightedness in young people has become a top priority for the Chinese government.

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