De Bofarull and León participate in the IX International Congress on the Family, in Columbia

08/11/19
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Ignasi de Bofarull, a professor from the Faculty of Education, and Consuelo León, director of the Family Policy Observatory in the Institute of Advanced Family Studies at UIC Barcelona, both participated in the IX International Congress on the Family on 5 and 6 September. The event was held at the University of La Sabana (Columbia).

De Bofarull and León participate in the IX International Congress on the Family, in Columbia

Picture taken during Consuelo León’s talk

This year’s edition had the following theme: "The ON / OFF person: challenges in the family in the fourth industrial revolution”. On this occasion there was support provided by strategic partner Interaxion Group, an international organisation involved in educating about a responsible use of digital environments.

International experts from different disciplines participated in the conference. Consuelo León covered the area of family policies at an international level. Professor Ignacio de Bofarull talked about digital games and their impact on education.  “Excessive screen consumption in early childhood -said Bofarull-not only limits children’s right to play in a full manner, but can also affect their maturation process and determine their development in the field of learning, in the affective field and even in terms of their health”.

The conference tackled various problems, opportunities and challenges that families are facing today in relation to this whole technological world.