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Cómo saber si su hijo/a está desarrollando adicción al móvil y qué hacer

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20 enero, 2015

Existe un debate entre la comunidad científica acerca del uso de conceptos como la “adicción a internet” o la “adicción al móvil”. Pero, sin entrar en el debate, por todos es aceptado el hecho de que existen conductas de uso y abuso, que en su máxima expresión conllevan consecuencias negativas para los niños y adolescentes… Leer más ›

Cuidado con la tablet o el smartphone en el cuarto de baño

  La relación de los menores con la webcam del ordenador no siempre es inofensiva, y puede conllevar más de un quebradero de cabeza. En la mayoría de los casos la webcam aparece ya integrada en los portátiles que permanecen todo el día presidiendo los escritorios de sus habitaciones. Este pequeño agujerito en la parte… Leer más ›

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The new digital gap is not the one between parents and children

Up to now the digital gap existed mainly between parents and children, between teenagers and adults, between those called the “digital natives” and the “digital immigrants”. Nevertheless, this is quickly changing. Nowadays there are many adults and parents who use ICTs. Most of them use e-mails everyday, participate in WhatsApp groups with their friends, download… Leer más ›

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Social Media’s role in the developments of teenagers’ identity (Part I)

Social media on the Internet are playing a much more important role in the development of teenagers’ identity than what we tend to think; and not only in the development of their group identity, but especially in the development of their individual identity, the one that differentiates them from others and that allows them to… Leer más ›

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May teenagers develop feelings on the Internet?

Many adults wonder if the feelings their teenage children seem to experience in their online relationships are real. They wonder if the conflicts they suffer may be relevant, if the friendships they initiate are sincere or if their children may fall in love on the Internet ??? But this question – which comes up once… Leer más ›

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Internet is shaping the way children and teenagers read and process information

For thousands of years, human beings have acquired the information needed to interact with the physical environment and other people by means of direct experience. Most of the information was reached our brain, slowly, as a consequence of the observation of phenomena and situations with our own eyes. The brain was also fed by stories… Leer más ›

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What do teenagers talk about in social media?

The conclusions of a wide research carried out by a team from the University of Pennsylvania under the direction of H. Andrew Schwartz have recently been published. Under the title “Personality, Gender and Age in the Language of social Media: The Open-Vocabulary Approach”, the results of the work carried out with 75,000 volunteers have been… Leer más ›

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May a teacher have access to the content of his students’ mobile phones?

The right to privacy and to the protection of personal data is a fundamental right. It is not clear that a teacher, inside a school, may have the right to take a student’s mobile telephone away and view its contents. It is a very delicate issue. If a teacher knows that the mobile device has… Leer más ›

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Have you tried burning yourself with a cigarette? or cutting yourself with a cutter?

These questions are openly asked in one of the many pro-SI (self-injury) websites anyone may easily find in the Internet. The self-named pro-SI movement proposes – and promotes – the use of self-inflicted pain as a form of facing episodes of personal distress, which are very frequent during the teenage years. In fact, the usual… Leer más ›

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Changes in the brain (Part I)

As I mentioned in this blog’s presentation entry, the continuous use of the Internet via computers, tablets and smartphones modifies children’s brain structure. And it also has a similar impact in adults. One of the many characteristics of our brain is plasticity, and we are now just starting to understand what it is about. Plasticity… Leer más ›