Social and Emotional Learning Tech and Society

Is Technology Immersion Making Social and Emotional Learning More Important Now Than Ever Before?

This week’s EdSurge podcast delves into a 2018 Pew Research study on teens’ social and emotional experiences in the digital age. The report looks at whether teenage angst and the struggle through those awkward years is now more difficult than ever before. With teens now living out social lives in dual arenas of physical and digital worlds, their experiences have become much less private and invite a greater deal of scrutiny. At the same time, many more of their interpersonal experiences have become strictly digital, making those face-to-face encounters perhaps even more stressful. Are teens suffering from depression and anxiety more frequently because of all this? Educators seems to believe so, and as a result are taking more proactive and more frequent measures to care for “the whole child.” Take a look at the associated article and listen to the podcast here.