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Image result for empathyThe Empathy Gap – The Sunday Times Magazine

A colleague gave me a hard copy of this article this morning, and I’m posting a hyperlink because it’s really very interesting! Parents, pupils, teachers; anyone with an interest in young people’s emotional literacy, their ability to empathise, and their relationship with social media should have a read. 🙂

So should we be worried? Make up your own mind about ‘Generation Me’s’ huge “empathy deficit”: They are scientifically proven to be the most “self-centred, competitive, confident and individualistic generation in recent history”, says Konrath, who concludes that teen empathy levels are shrinking faster than an Antarctic iceberg. – @SundayTimesLorraine (Access to article is free if you register!)

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