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Ways Technology Influences Your Child’s Behavior

At our Midwest summer camp, we minimize electronics during camp sessions, to empower our campers to maximize their social development.  A recent blog from the good folks at Intelligence for your Life, underscored how electronics influence children’s behavior. Children on smartphones Bullets below, with the whole piece available at this link.

  • Developmental psychiatrist Dr. Sara Konrath says that kids today consume three times more screen-based media than they did 50 years ago.

  • They also score 40 percent lower on tests that measure empathy and compassion for others. 

  • Videogames are especially harmful because the on-screen violence desensitizes kids to real-world suffering.

  • Social media robs kids of the opportunity to learn how to interpret how others feel by using tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language.

  • Experts recommend no more than two hours a day for school-aged kids. (And zero screen time for children under two years old…)

  • Make sure your children exercise the social parts of their brain by spending a lot of time interacting with and playing with other kids.

Camp Kupugani is one of the 50 Most Amazing Summer Camps for Kids

Camp Kupugani has been named one of the 50 Most Amazing Summer Camps for Kids.

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