We are currently living in a time of change where many elements appear in lifestyle, screens our lives, and have not analyzed their impact in the medium and long term. The use of technological tools has become a necessity in recent years, but the scientific community warns us that it entails specific risks that we must know and, above all, we must control.
As a starting point, we will remember that we mean televisions, tablets, mobiles, or computers by screens. At this point, we have undoubtedly reasonable doubts: watching television for two hours a day and constantly checking WhatsApp messages, do you consider these to be good practices? Could you think that it is a long exposure time? Why? , On what do you base yourself to know that what you do is not too much?
From the School Health and Healthy Lifestyles Area, two tools have been created that can be very useful for teachers, families, and students. It is about transmitting clear slogans on the proper use of ICT with a solid scientific basis.
These recommendations have been created and shared by the General Directorate of Public Health, releasing a guide that encourages families and students to promote healthy lifestyle screens habits of media consumption from a young age—personalizing a consumption plan in families and sharing it with their sons and daughters.
Next, we present these two excellent proposals that we believe will help us have a much healthier life.
It is a g u id for young and teens about good use of technologies
developed by the General Directorate of Public Health for use by teachers in their classrooms. It is a very complete and accessible guide. It ranges from the use of the internet, mobile phones, and social networks, to video games and online gambling, with guidelines to work on all these addictions to technologies. It is endorsed by personnel from the Official College of Psychology and Public Health personnel, specifically by the Addiction Prevention Service.
It is a campaign against the abuse of digital screens that offers a tour of the specific problems related to excess exposure to screens and the devices of everyday use that constitute mobile phones, video games, or computers. The approach to each issue will be disseminated on networks and presents the public with three steps problems of technological abuse:
A self-evaluation test
Which tests the degree of addiction that one has to technology?
What motivates the public to change their routines of using the devices.
A series of recommendations
Aimed at adopting preventive measures that make it possible to reduce the use of the screen;
Each of the steps will be present on the networks a week so that people who wish to monitor their way of using the screens have the flexibility to do.