Survey: Kids More Anxious About Exams than COVID-19
The Straits Times
Republished with Permission
19 September 2020
[In a Focus on the Family Singapore survey of children in the nation, it] found that 70 per cent of children polled felt negatively about upcoming exams - "angry", "worried" or "sad" - with more than 60 per cent admitting to being "worried".
In comparison, 60 per cent felt positive - "calm", "secure" or "hopeful" - about the Covid-19 situation in Singapore, noted charity Focus on the Family Singapore, which polled around 1,050 children aged between 10 and 15.
Ms Joanna Koh-Hoe, the charity's chief executive, said: "It's probably no surprise that the survey results show that our children face tremendous pressure when it comes to their academic performance.
"They really need their parents to tune in to their emotional needs and not just cater to their practical daily needs."