Proceedings of the First International Conference on Social Science, Humanity, and Public Health (ICOSHIP 2020)

Online Traditional Dance Community and Children’s Mental Health: Lesson Learned During Covid-19 Pandemic

Authors
Vitri Widyaningsih, Sri Mulyani, Balgis, Eti Poncorini Pamungkasari, Yusuf Ari Mashuri, Lukman Aryoseto, Ari Natalia Probandari, Hartono, Maryani
Corresponding Author
Vitri Widyaningsih
Available Online 2 January 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210101.032How to use a DOI?
Keywords
traditional dance, children mental health, community support, gadget addiction
Abstract
The Covid-19 pandemic has put a restriction on people’s mobility, including children. The restraint on physical and social activity for children has become an additional stressor for children. Gadget has become a daily fixture in children’s daily lives, and more children are getting addicted to gadget. Hence, intervention is needed to provide alternative emotional and physical outlets for children. We provided an online traditional community for children who are at elementary school and kindergarten. This study aims to evaluate the influence of online traditional dance community on children’s mental health. Through the online dance community, children can learn a new traditional dance, Rampak dance, which philosophically can improve children’s motivation and emotional wellbeing, and requires moderate physical activity. This was a quasi-experimental design, with an online traditional dance community as a form of intervention for children. Approximately 40 children joined the online community. At the beginning of the program, we assessed children’s mental wellbeing. We found that more than half (approximately 60%) of children were reported to sometimes become angry or scared, and almost a third (30%) often felt. Most of the children (>75%) play with gadget more than 1 hours per day, with 33% of them had trouble in controlling the time to play gadget. The children received an example video of the traditional dance and had the chance to practice their moves. We had four virtual zoom sessions in which the children were able to learn from traditional dance expert, and also meet with their friends from the online community. At the end of the program, most children reported better emotional status, and more engagement with the online traditional dance community.
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TY  - CONF
AU  - Vitri Widyaningsih
AU  - Sri Mulyani
AU  - Balgis
AU  - Eti Poncorini Pamungkasari
AU  - Yusuf Ari Mashuri
AU  - Lukman Aryoseto
AU  - Ari Natalia Probandari
AU  - Hartono
AU  - Maryani
PY  - 2021
DA  - 2021/01/02
TI  - Online Traditional Dance Community and Children’s Mental Health: Lesson Learned During Covid-19 Pandemic
BT  - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Social Science, Humanity, and Public Health (ICOSHIP 2020)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 145
EP  - 148
SN  - 2352-5398
UR  - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210101.032
DO  - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210101.032
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