Is social media killing empathy?
It’s a valid question when 88 percent of social-media-using teens have witnessed cruelty online and research has repeatedly shown that many of today’s adolescents — who spend more than seven hours a day consuming media — struggle with the ability to recognize other people’s emotions. With children’s socialization increasingly moving into the digital realm, something is clearly getting lost in translation.
“There’s a cost to this change in the way kids socialize, and that has to do with how empathy develops,” journalist Emily Bazelon
By Nicole Krueger