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June 23, 2020 Tuesday 03:42:57 PM IST

Silent, Peaceful Atmosphere at Home Vital for Virtual Learning

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Silent and peaceful atmosphere must be ensured at home to enable effective virtual learning for students as extended lockdown may further delay opening of schools and college. 
A survey done among 1000 respondents by Nielsen for Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd revealed that even the slightest noise made from household/electrical appliances and television sets can become a distraction for children affecting the child's focus. Noises can come from external sources too and hence creating a peaceful atmosphere at home is vital to support virtual learning for children. Studying for examinations can also become traumatic for children if there are distracting noises and sounds.  The Nielsen survey had participating parents in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Chennai.

Key Findings
-There is a need to manage and create less distractions for kids, hence 75% parents believe setting up a silent zone at home is key.
-76% are certain that addressing the unspoken noise of appliances and managing their usage adequately would set up a noise free environment at home.
-According to 83% parents, noise from electrical appliances at home like Fans, TV, Music Systems and Kitchen Appliances were considered as a major factor of disturbance leading to distractions among kids especially during the exam season.
-Considering that maximum study time and concentration takes place late night/early morning, 47% parents believe that distraction/noise is caused due to a ceiling fan during the odd hours – highest among all appliances
-Noting that electrical appliances play a huge role in distracting kids; 51% parents believe that electric fans contribute significantly to the overall noise level and affect concentration.
-Therefore, 69% parents agree that having noise-free appliances like electric fans would help in creating a positive impact especially during the exam season.