Face-to-face beats technology for social interaction among young people
Preteens and young adults may benefit more from the social advantages of face-to-face interaction compared with text messaging and social media, according to two studies presented at the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology convention. One of the studies followed 51 preteens and found that those who spent days without technology were better in reading nonverbal clues than those who used technology. For young women, in-person interaction was better in relieving stress through emotional support, compared with text messaging, according to the other study. 
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