There are different reasons as to why people opt for online education.
There are those that chose to take up online education because they are too low on self-esteem because of their physical appearance. Studying online will provide them the chance to study without being bullied because they are “ugly” or “fat” or “impaired.”
In fact, back in high school, a friend of mine, whose name is Mary, decided to end regular school and opt for online school exactly because of this reason – bullying.
She was on the heavier side, and people were mean to her. I wanted so bad that Mary and I go to the same school together so I looked for ways for her to give up on her online education and go back to regular school.
The first thing I did was volunteer to be the one to call for an Internet service provider. I would give her the slowest connection I could look for and hope that it frustrates her enough to just go back to regular school.
However, she said she already hast it covered, as she has already hired AT&T. Knowing the company, which is one of the top telecommunications company in the country, I knew my plan will never work. I am sure that she will be getting great service, hence, the plan to frustrate her with a slow connection is already out of the options.
I ended up having to accept her decision and just be supportive. While I miss her company in school, I am happy that she is having a good time and a very educational time with her online school. She is even learning way ahead than what we are taught at regular school. She is indeed experiencing all the positive benefits of home school.
She has also started addressing her health issues so that even if she is studying at home, she would have the chance to regain her confidence by having a healthier body.
Now, Mary is still enjoying the benefits of online education while gradually losing all her excess fats. She has become more confident and her online classes have been a great help as well. Whether she plans to still take up regular school after she regains the body she desires, is entirely up to her and I will respect her decision no matter what. After all, online education is still an effective means to learn, no matter what your reason for choosing it.