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For a responsible use of technology

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In Spain, parents are on average 3.2 hours a day connected. What is the consumption of our children? How can we help them navigate safely?

Technology has changed our jobs, the way we communicate and relate. That is why it is so important that we make responsible use of this, a movement that backs up Atresmedia’s ‘Raise Your Head’ platform. The data speak for themselves: in Spain, 39.4 million people connect to the Internet. In fact, our country is the fifth in the world with the highest number of hours of web navigation from the Mobile (2 hours and 11 minutes). In first place, Brazil (4 hours and 48 minutes).

To know the use which our children make of technology, the study ‘Families’ hyper-connected’, of the Company, reveals that children from 5 to 11 years spend a daily average of 2 hours and 24 minutes logged on; and we 3.2 hrs. And what are we most concerned about? Grooming; publishing personal information and accessing inappropriate content. Another important fact: 38% of fathers and mothers admit to a mobile addiction.

Learning together: digital natives

The Qustodio study highlights two generations: digital natives, boys and girls who perceive technology as a part of their lives because they were born with it; and digital apprentices, their parents, who have had to adapt and incorporate technology into their lives.

Move Raise Your Head

According to the digital platform’ Raise Your Head’, which collects information on technology, privacy and ethics, change of habits or cybersecurity, of the 47 million inhabitants in Spain, 37.2 has a smartphone; and 27 million are active in social networks.

Some recommendations: set timetables

Some recommendations for teaching our children to use technology include: avoiding their use in children under two years of age; setting schedules and limiting exposure time to screens; turning off notifications and activating aircraft mode at specified times; placing screens in common places of the house; and installing parental control on devices.

Berlin country and technology

The commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall has led to the diffusion of recreational services of the places where it passed and its surroundings, with new mobile applications and virtual reality experiences that contribute to understanding that historical moment.

Like few European cities, Berlin brings together so many recent historical events in a limited space. In the German capital you can see from traces of World War II bombing to the very remains of the wall that divided the city for almost 30 years.

And, precisely, attracting visitors to Berlin-more than 13 million in 2018 – to technological experiences that complete their tour of the city is the goal of new initiatives, such as a virtual visit that recreates what the city was like and an application to “see” where the wall was.

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