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Young people cannot live without telephones. Expert comments

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The report “Youth vs Mobile” clearly shows that young people cannot live without phones. If a child sees that a parent is still on the phone, the child will probably also be on the phone – said Dr. Maciej Dębski in the program “Tak jest” on TVN24. In turn, psychologist and addiction therapist Dr. Ewa Woydyłło-Osiatyńska warned that smartphones provide children with false competence, which does not translate into much in life.

Every tenth young Pole aged 15-20 could function without a phone for at most an hour, according to the latest report “Młodzi vs Mobile”. In turn, 87 percent Poles of this age use phones from 2 to 10 hours a day. One in three respondents would survive a maximum of half a day without a phone.

– Children learn by imitating adults. If a child sees that a parent is constantly on the phone, the child will probably also be on the phone, said Dr. Maciej Dębski, President of the Foundation “Dbam o Moje Zięg”.

– Last week I carried out a training in childbirth school. I think this is a good time to say: “be careful, your child is about to be born and will fall into the world of new technologies” – he emphasized.

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The president of the “Dbam o Moje Zasięg” Foundation told about the study, which shows that on average a child receives his phone at the age of 10. “If a parent then wonders if he’s going to talk about how to use it now, he really is ten years too late,” he said.

Dr Dębski: A child learns by imitating adultsTVN24

Dr. Woydyłło-Osiatyńska: the telephone provides false competence

Experts recommend that children under the age of 3 should not have contact with smartphones at all. Children aged 4 to 6 may get an hour’s call a day, but not two days a week at all. Children aged 7 to 12 up to 1.5 hours a day and also two days without access to a smartphone.

– A telephone, a smartphone in particular, is a toy. Therefore, parents need to be made aware that they are giving a toy that can replace friends and even parents for the child, warned psychologist and addiction therapist Dr. Ewa Woydyłło-Osiatyńska.

She explained that one day a child may “refuse to participate in what is a family celebration, a serious farewell or a greeting.” – The young mind drawn into the virtual world does not distinguish. He only knows what is pleasant for him and what he can do, she added.

– The phone provides an incredibly false competence that does not translate into much in life, so the child gains a sense of power and if we take his phone for two hours, or for two days, or on vacation, what would happen? We don’t need a phone during the holidays – she emphasized.

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