Safety of children the topmost priority for parents
Parents from Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and mini-metros are skeptical about sending their children to school, even if it is declared safe, with 82-86% unwilling to take any risk with the children.
However, Chennai and Kolkata are the only exceptions among the major cities where the ratio of parents that are willing to take chances with sending their children to school is higher than the national average.
Among the cohort, the salaried guardians are the most protective, with only 17% willing to send their children to school as soon as the schools reopen as against 30% of self-employed and 56% of freelance workers.
Parents and students reject current way of online schooling
While most schools have successfully transitioned to online, the model is found to be less effective with over two-third of children preferring to learn in the classroom. As per the survey, 64% parents don’t prefer online schooling.