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  1. Screen-Glued Kids May Struggle to Read Emotion

    Children spend so much time in front of electronic screens that it numbs their ability to read emotions on human faces, new research has found. Sixth-graders barred from technology for five days at an outdoor camp were significantly better at reading emotions than those who had regular access to phones, TV, and computers, UCLA scientists discovered. The lead researcher warned that it’s a “wake-up call” for schools, which may be too eager to put iPads in students’ hands without carefully considering social costs.


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