“It’s a gift, the ability to converse, to chat and to talk. But you only get that gift when you do engage with other people.”
The guidelines to support parents and parent associations wishing to develop voluntary codes regarding smartphone use among primary school children can be accessed online: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/ece25-keeping-childhood-smartphone-free/
We are working on the Surviving Digital Project. The project aims to equip community care organisations, health professionals and social/cultural educators to create new programs that provide parents with the tools, knowledge and resources to tackle difficulties relating to screen addiction in their young children.
The Surviving Digital objectives are:
- Create tangible and transferable tools for adults and parents (study, method, guide and training curriculum)
- Empower the adult participants by recognizing their knowledge and contribution to their peers
- to propose exchanges of know-how with visible and exploitable results in Europe.
These results are addressed to adults, adult education actors and parents, medical staff, local authorities and parents. They are inclusive and are built with the help of adults with fewer opportunities who contribute to the project. Find out more about the project here: https://survivingdigital.eu/