Juan, a 14-year-old boy, no longer interacts with his friends. For months his only fixation is playing the video game console. His parents have tried to convince him that “it’s bad” to spend so much time in front of the screen, but every time they do it, the child gets angry and rejects them. His behavior is changing: he is becoming more anxious and surly.
When they go out with him for a walk, they manage to enjoy some quiet time by leaving him the mobile to play and connect to the Internet.
Juan is also unable to pay attention to other tasks and it even seems that nothing satisfies him.
He used to play a lot of soccer in the park with his friends from the neighborhood, now nothing. He has exchanged them for new friends who are only on social networks.
He is triggering a DEPENDENCE that is making him change his emotional state and his personal habits.
“We will have to act”
Realize the importance of doing each thing at the right time and reflect on what you spend that time on.
Explain them with examples: if at school or institute there are stipulated schedules so that they can learn different subjects and carry out activities, the same thing happens in the rest of the day, which allows us to have time for everything.
It is useful for both parents and children to note down the time spent and the times the following devices are used during the week: TV, video games, computer, mobile phone, tablet.
Excessive use of mobile phones in classrooms and in school, in general, by students is a problem in many European schools.
The presence of these devices has completely changed the climate of the classrooms and the relationship of students with their teachers and even with their classmates.
How to limit the use of mobile phones to educational and didactic activities?