Children and technology: The empathy problem

Sherry Turkle, the author of “Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age,” points out the danger of this: Increased screen time can affect how children develop empathy.

Turkle and Dr. David Walsh, a psychologist, educator and author, joined MPR News’ Tom Weber to talk about children and technology.

“We’re finding in a recent study that in the past 20 years, there’s been a 40 percent decline in all the ways we know how to measure empathy among college students,” Turkle said.

Tracy Mumford