A recent Wall Street Journal article shared the findings of a Stanford University study on the correlation between “electronic habits” and the social emotional well being of girls age 8-12.
Here’s an excerpt from the article: The study, published in Developmental Psychology, found that heavy digital multitasking and more time spent in front of screens correlated with poor emotional and social health—including low social confidence, not feeling normal, having more friends whom parents perceive as poor influences and even sleeping less. Passively watching videos, online or on television, was also strongly associated with negative health measures.
Access the article at: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB40001424052970204740904577193011920875458.html
Here’s a link to a reaction to the article by local clincal psychologist, Dr. Ronni Cohen-Sandler: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=xya8vadab&v=001FbEh9Xz0N4KbvuYVnlpwB2ABsQpTaeZ4tGwu8NxDVc4aQgEsMRcFn19RO7Nmu9cwz2hYDPMfGsfDKKRX6bvlITs33dU3GOo5iifF4gs-1B16znlFpI9Bxw%3D%3D