“While nobody can deny that Facebook has altered the landscape of social interaction, particularly among young people, we are just now starting to see solid psychological research demonstrating both the positives and the negatives,” said Larry D.
Rosen, Ph D, professor of psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
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WASHINGTON—Social media present risks and benefits to children but parents who try to secretly monitor their kids’ activities online are wasting their time, according to a presentation at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.
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LOS ANGELES – When you see a tween or teen on the street, in a store, outside a school building, sitting in a car, eating at a fast food restaurant…virtually anywhere…what are they likely to be doing?
If your answer is staring at their Smartphone, you’d probably be right.
And a new study done by the University of California Los Angeles says that can be a roadblock in a child’s ability to read emotions.Join the increasing number of students enrolling in online college courses and start earning credits towards your degree.One in every four students now take at least one class online, and during the fall 2014 term, 5.8 million college students were taking some of their classes — if not all of them — through distance learning.To keep up with increasing demand for online options, more and more schools are offering a variety of courses that can be completed remotely, allowing you more flexibility in learning.Ready to enroll in an online college or explore distance learning opportunities tailored to your goals?The group deprived of all digital media, even television, performed significantly better at recognizing emotions than those allowed to keep texting and tweeting and talking on Facebook after just five days.