It is common for people to worry about students having the ability to socialize in an online school. Our Facebook followers said that their friends and family had initial concerns when they enrolled their child.
But the comments we received from K12 families completely debunked the myth that online students aren’t socialized enough.
In fact, some of them weren’t comfortable with their kids’ potential social interactions in a brick-and-mortar school. Stephanie said that she didn’t like the idea of a bunch of strangers and peers teaching her kids morals and values. Others brought up that bullying is a serious issue and they want to keep their children away from that kind of environment. Kelly said that it’s important for kids to also have interactions with adults. Some pointed out that that with online school, kids can avoid being distracted by the social drama that often occurs.
Parents shared a plethora of activities that their kids engage in where they get plenty of socialization. Here are some examples:
K12 events, outings, and field trips