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How digital technology and TV can inhibit children socially

Removing smartphones and gadgets from children for just a few days immediately improves their social skills, a study has found.

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Five days at outdoor education camp without screens improves preteen skills with nonverbal emotion cues

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

Social media affecting teens' concepts of friendship, intimacy

Young people feel socially supported by having large networks of on-line friends they may never see.  Read more