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The negative effects of Social Media

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:49 pm
by James Curran

Social media is having an adverse effect on the mental and emotional maturity of children, a leading neuroscientist has warned, leaving them with the behavioural habits of three-year-olds.

Baroness Susan Greenfield, former director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, told The Daily Telegraph that social media and video games have left children unable to communicate with one another and think for themselves, as they are constantly looking for something to distract them.

“What I predict is that people are going to be like three-year-olds: emotional, risk-taking, poor social skills, weak self-identity and short attention spans,” she said. ... 79271.html

Re: The negative effects of Social Media

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:50 pm
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Somewhat linked to this topic is Maryanne Wolf's worries about the effects of 'screen reading' on 'deep reading' (and thoughtfulness).

You can read an article about this similar topic here: ... f=2&t=1074

Re: The negative effects of Social Media

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:25 pm
by James Curran
Thanks Debbie, a very interesting and thought provoking piece from Maryanne Wolf.