A generation of children risks growing up with obsessive personalities, poor self-control, short attention spans and little empathy because of an addiction to social networking websites such as Twitter, a leading neuroscientist has warned.
Young people’s brains are failing to develop properly after being overexposed to the cyber world at an early age, it was claimed.
Baroness Greenfield, professor of pharmacology at Oxford University, said a decline in physical human contact meant children struggled to formulate basic social skills and emotional reactions.
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Posted October 20, 2012 at 10:01 am
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