Effects of virtual learning on students health
The aim behind this study was to know the parent’s evaluation and perception on the virtual learning in terms of its impact on the health of their children according to what they observe, in order for our findings to be a trigger for change and development in the way of distance learning in the future to avoid any negative effects on the health of our students with the prolonged use of this educational method and also to see whether they prefer to continue using this educational method and adopt it in the academic future or not. This qualitative survey study was directed electronically to three hundred parents of a private school in Dubai, and only sixty of the parents participated in this research despite the invitations and the explanation provided to them about the importance of this research, but the reason may be due to the large number of school surveys that they have to fill out from time to time. The basic analysis of the data with visualization of the results using Pie charts indicated the existence of negative effects of this method on the student’s health according to the opinion of 90% of parents, and as 42% of the participants thinks that distance learning is not the best method for the health of our children, and 61.7% of them do not prefer to use it in the future. From here we see that this research has shown us the extent of the importance of the way in which distance learning is provided, which, if modified, may positively affect the health of our students and thus the parents ’opinion on this method.