Do children really lose empathy to the screen? – Kidspot

Kids and screen time has been a great debate for years and now researchers are saying that children may lose the ability to empathise – but do they?

New research from the University of California tells us that our children’s increasing time in front of screens is inhibiting their social and emotional competency. In the study, a group of sixth-graders were shown images of nearly 50 faces and asked to identify the feelings the faces displayed. Then, the group was divided in two, with one group being sent away to a five-day outdoor education camp where there was zero access to devices. The other group stayed at home and it was life as usual.

Justin Coulson