How to limit children’s use of digital devices is a hot topic for many parents. Read more
Children’s social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study. Read more
Sure, your child can read emoticons. But a provocative new study suggests that all that screen time is making it hard for children to interpret real-life emotions. It shows that the more kids use digital media, the more their social skills decline. Read more
A small study from the University of California Los Angeles psychology department concludes absorption in digital media could be a roadblock in children’s development of the ability to read emotions. Read more
A psychological study conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles found that children may face declining social skills due to their increased use of digital media. Read more
We’ve all heard it before, “Kids don’t know grammar anymore because all they do is text,” or “Today’s generation misses everything going on around them because they’re staring at their phones.” Read more
Removing smartphones and gadgets from children for just a few days immediately improves their social skills, a study has found.
Computers in Human Behavior is a scholarly journal dedicated to examining the use of computers from a psychological perspective. Read more
Some parents are creating accounts for their babies on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other services, long before those children are able to add posts themselves. Read more
A field experiment examined whether increasing opportunities for face-to-face interaction while eliminating the use of screen-based media and communication tools improved nonverbal emotion–cue recognition in preteens. Read more
Our mission is to study children, teens, and emerging adults’ interaction with the newer forms of interactive digital media and to see how these interactions both affect and reflect their offline lives and long-term development.