The early contact minors have with ICTs leads to significant educational psychology and educational dilemmas. Likewise, premature access to technology can also have an impact not only on the maturation and intellectual development of minors, but also on the risk of them experiencing mental health problems and victimisation.
When faced with the difficulty of creating safe and impenetrable spaces, it is important to rethink dominant culture in terms of the way we use ICTs. The challenge consists of educating people in new values that can counteract current risks and cyber threats, without setting aside the gradual promotion of the potential of technological progress.
Education is prevention, but prevention also involves laying down rules. To do this, the social and educational environments in which digital adolescents spend their time must be organised in a different way. Parents and schools can and must implement safety and prevention measures that are efficient.
During the event there was a debate on standards and measures of diligence, supervision and response that, in this era of compliance, should be in place in family, educational and social environments in order to deal with this issue in time. Likewise, the keys to preparing and progressively empowering minors will be tackled based on a psychological and educational approach. This is done in the offline world by looking at it as the starting point, and as a previous stage when minors are in contact with reality, interact with their immediate environment and receive their early education.
3.40 p.m.: Arrival of attendees and accreditations
4 p.m. Welcome
4.15 – 5.30 p.m. Legal-criminological module.
Two key questions in terms of how to protect minors when faced with different types of cyberbullying:
1. To what extent can parents and teachers limit minors right to privacy?
2. What prevention, research and response programmes should schools implement in cases of bullying, sexting or identity theft?
Eloy Velasco, Magistrate at the Spanish Criminal Court and an expert in cybercrime and compliance.
The following presented and moderated the debate:
José R. Agustina, director of the Master’s degree in Cybercrime and criminal lawyer at Molins & Silva.
Francisco Pérez Bes, general secretary of INCIBE.
6-8.15 p.m. Psychological, educational and victimological module:
Keys to training parents, teachers and pupils in schools to deal with new mental health and victimisation risks.
Irene Montiel, psychologist and an expert in cyber-victimisation among children and adolescents.
3. How do ICTs affect the brains, hormones and emotions of adolescents?
Presented and moderated by: Pedro García Aguado, father, coach, and counsellor specialised in addiction and behavioural disorders in adolescents.
Catherine L’Ecuyer, researcher and published scientist on educational topics.
4. Ten ideas to teach people how to care for children and adolescents in a world that contains more screens than windows.
Presented and moderated by: Anna Plans, president of the Association of Audiovisual Media Consumers -TAC.