How digital connections add stress for both parents and children

Online teaching resources which parents can monitor and the prevalence of chat groups mean parents can "monitor" their children in the classroom and are connected to teachers and fellow parents - often adding pressure to the parenting process

Bedok View Secondary School students learning algebra. In the latest Programme for International Student Assessment, Singapore came in second place in all three subjects covered in the study - mathematics, science and reading.PHOTO: ST FILE

Accompanying the usual flurry of excitement around this year's PSLE results were various notable headlines.

While China unseated Singapore from its pole position in the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) evaluating 15-year-old students on their performance in reading, mathematics and science, Singapore, nevertheless, came in second.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 19, 2019, with the headline 'How digital connections add stress for both parents and children'. Subscribe