A recent study by the Bank of Budapest showed that compared with the first wave of the coronavirus epidemic, several Hungarian parents bought new computer equipment for their children during the second and third waves of COVID, and they spent an average of 132,000 Hungarian Forints.
In the recent digital education era, the vast majority of primary and secondary school children (ie 54%) mainly use laptops for learning, and 60% of respondents believe that mobile phones are the second most commonly used device. The newest Hungarian parents of Budapest Bank. From its representative research.
Although 24% of participants had to buy new devices such as laptops, desktops, mobile phones or tablets during their home study in the spring of 2020, the proportion has risen to 30% this year. Among them, 55% had to buy new assets because they did not have or at least not enough assets, while 28% purchased new assets to replace old, obsolete assets. Respondents spent an average of 132,000 HUF on these aspects, 7,000 HUF more than the previous year.
This year, some people said that they had to buy some additional equipment for their children’s home study. The results showed that last year’s experience came in handy. The number of people buying headphones or earphones, mice, webcams, microphones and printers has increased significantly, for example. This year An average of 31,000 HUF was spent on these assets, which was the same as the previous year.
For new devices and additional devices, most people pay cash in stores at a higher rate than last year, but by 2020 online debit cards will increase (from 17% to 19%), and in-store debit cards will increase significantly (from 7% to 14%); and the proportion of people paying with credit cards in stores (from 3% to 9%).
The transition to digital education is smoother
Among the parents surveyed again this time, one-third believe that their children’s performance during digital education has not changed. However, compared with last year’s 23%, 36% said that negative changes have taken place this year. 35% of the interviewees have established daily life that they can stick to, but compared with last year, despite their early success, slightly more people failed to stick to it, and all those who failed to establish a daily life. Compared with 2020, the proportion of conflicts with children during home study has increased, and the number of parents who believe their children have not become more independent due to digital education has increased slightly.
Nearly three-quarters of the respondents said that this year’s transition to digital education has been smoother than a year ago, and 57% of the parents surveyed said that they work from home during this time and try to focus on their children working from home. They They think that the availability of courses is frustrating. Compared with last year, the proportion of people who think that courses should be changed during the summer vacation has increased. They also hold the same negative view of teacher-student cooperation because they think that courses should be changed during the summer vacation. Most people think it has no effect. Unlike last year’s average of 13 hours per week, the parents interviewed this year usually only help their children study for 10 hours.
In terms of digital connectivity, half of the parents believe that there are only one or two things left with the system we currently use, which is a slight increase from the previous year. In this year’s family education, there are more people using Crete and Microsoft Teams than before, but the usage of Facebook groups, Facebook Messenger, and e-mail has dropped significantly, which were previously at the forefront.
More than half of the parents who participated in the study used the free Internet service provided by the Hungarian government.
In the case of summer camps, parents have different opinions: 39% of people will definitely send their children to summer camps, but the same number of people have no plans, and 15% make it dependent on epidemics. This summer, 42% of respondents mainly planned domestic travel, 20% of respondents did not plan to take a vacation at all, and 12% of respondents would link their decision to the development of the epidemic.
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