Most of the times, life is harder for a child. There is so much they can make sense of and so much that they can understand. Most of them, during their childhood struggle with the concept of right and wrong.
According to the survey conducted by State Council of Education and Research and Training, Haryana, it is revealed that inside government educational institutions, 65 percent of the students cannot make themselves mentally easy and stable. Actually this survey was conducted to find out the response regarding this, in which SCERT seeks responses from 33, 460 students from class 9 to 12 in all 23 districts of the state.SCERT divides questions into four categories. In category first, 14 questions were asked from the students regarding their family members, level of education and food. Second segment contains 10 questions regarding health issue while 13 questions related to drugs and alcoholic consumption, were based in third segment.Last and final segment contains 19 questions related to physical complications, curiosity and sexual abuse.
The survey report expressed dissatisfaction with the physical growth of 18 per cent of students and noted that 13 per cent of students were often offered drugs by fellow students while 6.25 per cent of students, both male and female, had experienced sexually assault.The survey report threw up a disturbing fact regarding the students’ drugs and alcohol habits. 7.5 per cent of students admitted to having taken drugs in the past with some saying that their drug use is regular.Haryana’s culture of hookah consumption found a mention in the survey with 52 per cent of the students saying that their family members take drugs, smoke cigarettes, consume alcohol or use hookah. Around 59.20 per cent students have personal issues with their fellow students leading to mental disturbances, 24.93 per cent face issues with parents while a miniscule 2.80 per cent have problems with their teachers or other faculty.Stress is the body’s natural response to challenges. When a student experiences high levels of stress or chronic stress, regardless of her age or grade, it can interfere with her ability to learn, memorize, and earn good grades — as well as lead to poor physical, emotional and mental health. Of the 65 per cent students who admitted to experiencing stress, nearly two-thirds said that they knew what stress was.61.23 percent of the students admitted that they were stressed due to examinations, 34.57% blamed family issues for it while 7.94% said they were stressed because of other factors.When they were asked that to get rid of stress what methods they used, 9.82 per cent of students said yoga helped and 55.30 per cent said they listened to music. 25.30 per cent of student said they read literature to combat stress while 29 per cent said they played games. Less than one per cent of students said they either smoked or consumed alcohol to beat stress.
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