Psychologist lectures on rational use of mobile phones among children

The unit of Community Prevention in Addictive Behaviours, Xàbia, advised how to promote rational use of mobile phones among children

A psychologist will offer lectures and workshops for parents in all schools in the municipality

The Unit Community Prevention in Addictive Behaviours (UPCCA) of Javea, has launched a series of workshops to promote rational use of new technologies among students in fifth and sixth-grade school. Psychologist, Javier Costa, who will address the parents of these schools to raise awareness about the use and abuse of the Internet and mobile phones and provide them an insight into the main problems, as well as provide guidelines as to how to avoid them, will complement the preventive campaign with a conference.

Issues including the advantages, disadvantages and risks involved with using applications such as WhatsApp, and other social networks for children, and the actions that can be taken by parents, will be discussed.

Councillor for Social Services, Pepa Gisbert, has sent a letter to all parents of students in the age group in the municipality, inviting them to attend the conferences that will start on Wednesday October 14 at the Vicente Tena School. Students will attend workshops and conferences during the school day while parents are invited to join sessions planned after school.

Gisbert has stressed the importance of preventive policies and the need to involve parents, as well as the need to consider the types of addictions that may occur thorough the use of technology products, as this is something that is generally unknown.

Workshops and conferences will start on Wednesday, October 14 at the Vicente Tena, at 4.30pm for parents. It will continue on Thursday, October 15 at Arenal, at 4.30pm; Wednesday October 21 at the college of Javea Port, also during school hours for children and 7pm for parents.

The Trenc d’Alba will have workshops on Monday, October 26 for parents at 4.30pm, at the Graüll on Wednesday, October 28 for parents at 7pm and at Mary Immaculate College on Thursday, October 29 for parents at 4.30pm.

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