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Blog | April 21, 2014

Unplug the Kids: Technology may be Hampering the Communication Skills of Our Children

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My elementary-aged children would rather stay inside and watch TV or play on the iPad than go outside and run around, play catch, or ride a bike. My middle school child could play Minecraft for six hours without stopping to eat, and my friends’ middle school children prefer to text each other from next door
 or even the next room to talking face-to-face. My neighbors’ high school children don’t leave their bedrooms at night or weekends because they can FaceTime or text their friends while doing homework or playing video games. Have they become accustomed to the virtual world we live in, or is something wrong?

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