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New research: From Screen to Green: What happens to kids social skills when they go cold turkey on all media?

The fact is we all stare at screens more than we would like and many of us rely on these tools to communicate with others, even during times when we should be spending quality time with our families and friends. Read more

Face time vs. screen time: The technological impact on communication

While there are more ways than ever to communicate, some are concerned about the break-neck speed our language is evolving, but some scientists are using technology to help us communicate better.

Children May Be Losing Their Ability To Read Emotions, But There’s A Fix

The social skills of students who use digital media may be declining, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Read more

Children May Be Losing Their Ability To Read Emotions, But There’s A Fix

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

Internet could kill kids' emotion

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

Study: Use of Electronic Devices May Hinder Kids' Ability to Read Others' Emotions

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

Is Technology Ruining Our Ability to Read Emotions? Study Says Yes

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

How Young Is Too Young for a Digital Presence?

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

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

The effects of text, audio, video, and in-person communication on bonding between friends

Emerging adults are among the most avid users of digital communication technologies, including texting, instant messaging (IM), and video chat (Duggan & Brenner, 2013; Lenhart et al., 2011). Read more