Letter from OUR director
The appearance of information technology has meant an important advance for the development of our society, since it facilitates access to information and communication. However, such useful tools as mobile phone and social networks can become a problem when its use becomes excessive.
Currently, 77% of users with an intelligent mobile phone – Smartphone – suffer from nomophobia (irrational fear of not being with your mobile phone fully available). Spain is the country with the most adolescent Internet addiction in all of Europe : 21.3% of Spanish adolescents are addicted to the Internet, compared to the European average of 12.7%.
It has become commonplace to see people walking down the street without raising their heads from the screen of their phone or seeing meals clouded with dozens of alert sounds.
Interpersonal relationships have gone into the background displaced by the screens. Expression of feelings, resolution of conflicts or declarations through a glass that are not later reproduced “face to face”.
It is an honor for us to be able to offer our society an alternative to such an obvious problem. For this reason, we have created this Psychoeducational program, with the aim that we all become aware of the risks of inappropriate and excessive use of new technologies. In this way, we will be able to identify inappropriate behaviors and learn strategies to modify them in search of a more real and better armed future.
Desconect@ is an educational tool that seeks feedback from parents and schools in order to create a roadmap where there is a mixture of rigidity and trust. Only in this way will we be able to care with due importance for the interpersonal relationships that human beings need so much.
From the deepest conviction Disconnect @!