For those who say that technology stops youngsters interacting for 'real'
This is what technology does every day for me, for millions, and above all for teenagers. It connects people.
In this case, it's connected my two-and-a-half week old with her grandma on the other side of the country. They had quite a long conversation on Skype about politics, the state of the environment, whether the PM might call an election... OK, they didn't. So the 'quality of the interaction', when assessed, is very poor. But I challenge anyone to say that it doesn't mean so much to those who took part.
What are you going to assess today? Are you just going to assess for the heck of it? And is assessing interactions through technology always actually 'do-able' and desirable? Ultimately, does technology get in the way of human interactions, or enhance them?