I appreciated reading research that appears this month in the publication, Computers in Human Behavior.

Researchers from UCLA have documented that screen time affects the ability to relate to people in real-time.

I wasn’t surprised.

In presentations to parents for the past five years, I’ve said that early indicators showed screen-dependent kids had problems reading body language and maintaining eye contact during social interactions.

The UCLA researchers concluded that the screen dependent sixth graders they studied were “clueless” when reading social clues. How many parents are coming to the same conclusion about their kids?


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