Samanta Villar faces her mobile addiction with anxiety and sleep problems

We have all ever had a vice no matter how small they may be. Vices are present in our lives but no one likes to be told what these are. Marc Masip, creator of the Desconect@ method and director of the center faces Samanta Villar‘s mobile phone addiction. After passing a test of addiction with a very high result, the journalist decides to put herself in the hands of the expert in new technologies Marc Masip.

To combat this behavior habit, Samanta will have to face Marc’s treatment and see if he is capable of dealing with this addiction.

Will Samantha last a week without a cell phone?

The Right to privacy and at the image of the minors at the Social Network

The past 29 of March, the School of Lawyers of Barcelona received the event Digital Morning: “Minors and Social Networks”, where our director Marc Masip had the opportunity to form part among the numerous and renowned speakers.

During a bit more of an hour, Marc besides Noelia Rebón, lawyer and specialist at school and labour bullying, talked on the Right to Privacy and at the image of the minors at the social networks. Interaction of the TICs at the emotional development of the minors.

TikTok, the 15 seconds video that sweeps the youngest

This social network is the last great phenomenon among the youngest Internet users. It has two characteristics that make it unique: on the one hand, it is the first “social” features app created and managed by a Chinese company that triumphs in the West. On the other hand, those who consume content on this platform are, in the vast majority, minors, especially girls between 8 and 16 years who often use the electronic devices of their parents or their older siblings to connect to the network.

After a data collection, the director of the Desconect@ Programs states:

“In 3rd grade of Primary (8 years old), TikTok is the app most used by almost a third of students, especially girls; in 4th and 5th year of Primary (9 and 10 years old), almost half of the students mention it in the first place; in 6th grade, he already appears behind Instagram, Youtube and Fortnite; and in ESO they are no longer frequent users “. The kids are completely hooked: in China, users spend more than 30 minutes connected on average, and the interaction rate (comments to videos, ‘likes’, etc.) is also very high: “Upload videos to the internet without any kind of filter or training. For them it is something totally harmless: they seek to be admired by the group, but they have no idea who can get to see them “

Marc Masip “a la carta”

Last Wednesday, March 13, the director of the Disconnected Program @ Marc Masip, was invited to the TV program “a la carte” where he could reflect on the excessive and uncontrolled use we are giving to the mobile phone. It alerts us that we are the country in the European Union with the most adolescent addiction, more than 75% of the Spanish population suffers from this addiction.

We leave you the video where you can see the talk again!

Conference in Onda about Addictive Behaviors

On February 21 the House of Culture of Onda, Castellón, hosted the conference on addictive behaviors where there was space for debate and participation of different experts.

The day opened with the initial conference “Too Much Screen” by the director of Desconect@ Marc Masip.

To see part of the conference again, go to this link:

Interview with Marc Masip on the Local Television Network

On February 19 our director of the Desconect@ Program was invited to the Xarxa de Televisions Locals (XTVL), to talk about addiction to new technologies.

During the interview, Marc, gave guidelines for parents to act on the proper use of mobile, social networks and video games.

We leave the direct link to our Youtube channel where you can see the interview again and much more different videos!


Expoeduca and Desconect@ Program

During the past 9 and 10 of February, Desconect@ Program had the opportunity to be present in Expoeduca; a space where the happiness and the future of your children is the most important.

During these two days, Desconect@ Program presented its Psychoeducational program whose objective, oriented for youth, is to learn, to make proper use of mobile phones, social networks and video games. Through dynamic group activities and attending to their real concerns, Desconect@ works new strategies for the use of mobile phones and social networks.

On the other hand, FEST@ (Educational Training Program with Disconnected Therapeutic Support, acronyms in spanish) has been created by the Desconect@ Psychological Institute. An academic training that allows any student to attend ESO and baccalaureate in a tutored manner.

Training in Schools and Businesses

VII Educational Training Conference on Addictive Behavior and Risk in Alicante
The MARQ Assembly Hall hosted this morning the Seventh Conference on the Prevention of Addictive Behavior promoted by the Provincial Council of Alicante, which on this occasion focused on the risks of new technologies and computer crime.

The deputy of Family and Citizenship, Mercedes Alonso, has been in charge of opening this meeting that has counted with the participation of prominent experts such as the director of the Desconect@ program, Marc Masip, or the deputy prosecutor of Computer Criminality, José Francisco Ortiz.




Debate in TOT ES MOU de TV3

Our director Marc Masip has participated in an interview on the program “Tot es mou” of TV3 where he has explained the effects of addiction to the mobile phone and gives us disconnection guidelines.

In addition, he presents his new and great book DESCONECT@