“The digital is not so much the problem – it’s what the digital pushes out.”

Technology cutting children from adults and this is a problem for their development and well being


Wed, May 1st, 2019 10:01 by capnasty NEWS

Since it's now clear that technology companies don't want us off their products, Peter Fonagy, professor of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Developmental Science at UCL, warns that the use of technology is threatening child development by disrupting the crucial learning relationship between adults and children."

Fonagy, the chief executive of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families – a mental health charity – has spent more than half a century studying child development. He says that emotional disorders among young women aged 14 to 19 have become “very much more common”, while A&E admissions for self harm have increased massively. More recently he has also become concerned about a spike in violence among boys.



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