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María Zabala and the keys to learning to use technology in a healthy way



María Zabala and the keys to learning to use technology in a healthy way


In the midst of the digital age, we live immersed behind our screens. One of the current debates resides in balance the consumption of technologies by minors. But how can we reduce this use in children and adolescents? To what extent do networks influence our family life? María Zabala, a communication consultant specializing in digital ethics and citizenship and an expert in digital education, gives us the keys to living healthily in a hyperconnected world.

We tend to think that the use of digital devices has a negative impact on the growth of young people. Around this situation, Zabala teaches us how to learn to educate children in technology. Yes, we are surrounded by constant digital interactions and yes, it is difficult to be able to disconnect from all of them. However, technology will negatively affect our lives depending on the use we make of it, because «It’s not the key, it’s the person“, Explain.

Over the last few years we have been able to witness the numerous benefits that come with various technological advances. Without going any further, a year ago everyone was confined to their homes, but thanks to screens it was possible to have a chat through a screen with our family and friends and thus be able to feel them closer.

María Zabala’s talk helps us reflect on stopping blaming technology “for what it takes away from us” and start thinking about what our consumption is like and how we want it to be. The objective? «That our children learn to use technology in a responsible wayconscious, positive and collaborative”, he maintains.

Times change and with them the people, the education and the tools we use, which are not the same as they were thirty years ago. Therefore, it is important to learn to understand children and adolescents and give them the keys to making use of technology in a sensible and beneficial way.

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