Effects of the use of digital technology on children’s empathy and attention capacity

Ramon Flecha, Beatriz Villarejo, Cristina Pulido, Sandra Racionero, Gisela Redondo, Elisabeth Torras
NESET Analytical Report, 2020

Technology has become a crucial means for learning and education, and its use is widespread in most educational settings. This has brought forward major changes in approaches to learning and the learning environment. However, besides the advancement, there is a raising concern about the effects of its use on children. To respond to this concern, this report explores the effects of the use of digital technology in relation to children’s empathy and attention at school.