Social forms of media are expanding rapidly in the 21st century, with interactive and social media include social networking sites, online video sharing, virtual worlds, mobile phones and video chat spreading world over.
Nowadays, many children start as early as ages 1 or 2 to use these tools. A study has found that use of interactive media may affect the development of social skills, interpersonal dynamics and social-emotional learning among.
The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is organising a symposium during its Biennial Meeting to address how social media has an influence on social skills, values and emotions. The symposium will bring together interdisciplinary research that draws on a variety of research methods from the fields of psychology, medicine and education.
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