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Granny’s advice not to be followed in the education of their children

They have not eaten enough, if you do not oblige them to feed they will not grow – Starting from the certain data that Western populations assume an excessive number of calories compared to their consumption, any pediatrician will agree that when a child is hungry eats. There is, therefore, no danger of malnutrition in a child who does the whims , is temporarily unaffected or does not like a certain food. What should be imprinted is a healthy relationship with food , avoiding giving the food the double value of obligation-consolation.

That game is too dangerous, it will hurt – Except in certain cases, slides and games similar do not usually constitute a real danger for the children of the house. In fact, these are play structures designed specifically to ensure the safety of children. Obviously, children must always be controlled but at a distance. Avoiding any type of possible risk (for example, falling or blanching a knee), will only be useful to decrease the anxiety of the adult but will not be a good condition for growth. The latter, in fact, is a path that also requires mistakes, falling and getting up again.

It is not big enough to go out with friends – The age in which it begins with the “evening” autonomyit can not be determined in an equal way for everyone, rather it must be modulated taking into account numerous variables. Among the factors to consider: the individual’s degree of maturity of the subject, ability to manage unexpected events and different times of return calibrated according to age. Therefore, it is not the case of advancing no decisive, based only on maternal-paternal fear. But, by observing one’s child, one can decide when and how to make it more and more autonomous. Without external intrusions.

Do not send it on a school trip, cry all the time – Especially when a child is small, the tendency of grandparents is often to discourage any grant of autonomy, which seem excessive relative to the age of the child. An example, above all, is the school trip that includes more nights away from home. Or, the classic summer colony . One of the first factors to consider in this regard, is that these structures are not lager and that teachers (or educators, in general) are absolutely prepared for any eventuality. Moreover, it is true that children can cry because they miss their parents, but they are episodes of passengers, of crises that most often can be managed independently by the children themselves.

Better with grandparents than at the nest – A great classic, very controversial among mothers . If a woman needs to go back to work when the child is still small, he must feel free to choose what he considers most appropriate and suitable for the education of his child. If the mother wants the baby to stay with the grandparents , it is welcome. But if parents feel that the nest can be a better solution from the educational point of view, they should be able to choose without intrusion or family influences. The nursery school , in fact, is a place of growth, education and experimentation. A context of competence and quality, designed specifically for the serenity of the little ones. If the question raised by the grandparents concerns the frequency of illness, it is true that children will get sick often in the nursery but this will avoid the same routine of various diseases at school maternal.

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Minors and internet education for a conscious use of the web

I propose this my “old post” trying to make it a ” guide ” and a wider reflection, it is a long post, notice immediately.

I re-write it on the occasion of the first administration of our survey cyberbullying in the mirror  in the Florentine schools that have joined this project that we carry forward completely free of charge!

Our goal is to investigate the phenomenon and provide, in our small way, useful indications of “media education” of “good practices” in relation to digital devices for: teachers, trainers and parents. We are proceeding “sent” in the administration between students, parents and schools of Florence that will lead to the publication of a book (ebook that will be downloaded for free) in 2018, with the results of the survey and especially some best practices on new media education for parents and educators .

From “insiders” in the world of web development and web marketing we intend to give our small contribution to the dissemination of a culture related to ” media education ” ( on the web and on social views of our skills ) FOR a conscious use of the internet and digital devices, to help create a better internet network!

Thanks for reading!

Cyberbullying is real, not virtual!

First we must clarify that cyberbullying is real, unfortunately the network can give a false impression of “virtuality”. Condemning any form of abuse is as fundamental as being human before as educators, parents or trainers .

Teaching tolerance, sharing, mutual support, respect for diversity that is race, religion or preference, is a FUNDAMENTAL element to educate better human beings (and this BEFORE any discussion on the internet and in the media).

If bullying is often “confined” in some environments (eg at school) cyberbullying is spreading CONTINUED h24 regardless of the “place” , and the victim does not find an escape even in his room because with the digital device the perpetrators can hit in any moment. It is NOT to demonize a means of sharing fantastic as the network but to know and educate children to a conscious use of it from a non-hostile communication, we also adhere to the manifesto of non-hostile communication and the 10 rules of communication not hostile whose FIRST rule reads:

Virtual is real
I say and write on the net only things that I dare to say in person
( here are the 10 rules of the manifesto, which we gladly report at the end of this post )

The cyber-bullying is as serious as other acts of oppression and that we should not demonize a tool like the web that can be used to improve themselves, to form, to learn and to share just like in my small way I’m doing it this long post, let’s understand better the context of the “network” and give some advice on media education for a conscious use of the web and social media!

Assuming that educating for respect and sharing are fundamental elements for our educational system!

Connected h24, life cycles and smartphones

More and more the events of news make it essential to address the issues of education to the new communication tools ( and use of information ) that the internet makes available to us.

Nomophobia and digital connections

There is a pathology called NOMOFOBIA that, in a nutshell, is FEAR to remain disconnected from your mobile phone , to remain disconnected from the mobile phone network.

Think for a moment about your day (or that of your children) how much do you check the phone? We are obsessed with the device and have it under control.

Do not confuse, the smartphone like all digital tools are wonderful tools for entertainment, cultural development and cognitive, the important thing is to use them with the right awareness.

The Internet has revolutionized the way we live, work, have fun, enjoy it is an immense tool of knowledge, but it is important to KNOW and know well the “frame” in which we operate when we connect to the internet through our devices, it is important know when privacy is at risk.

Knowledge is always the best defense, particularly when we speak of “minors” (but also for adults, knowledge is power!).

Now for a large slice of the population (even in Italy) the smartphone is the first instrument that is turned on in the morning and the last one that is turned off in the evening.

We are connected 24 hours thanks to Smartphones that for performance (CPU speed, memory, screen size) and connectivity (often in Italy the mobile internet connection are also faster than “normal adsl”) are much more powerful than “old PCs “And allow us to make purchases, chat, read, communicate,” fuck “, search for music online, train us and so on. etc.

These processes change the way we think , the way we relate to others, to buy, to study, etc.

It is therefore necessary a ” support ” that goes in many directions, not only computer technician (how to use a certain software or a specific device) but deeper, ” holistic “, that can go deep!

For example, explaining how social networks really work, what are the mechanisms that imply advertising and marketing on social networks and on the web, how to identify a reliable source and avoid “fake news” and hoaxes, how to safely use a search engine, the rules to keep in the social sphere, to understand the dynamics behind ” gaming that sometimes becomes a real addiction that leads to or can lead to aggressive and antisocial behavior when it is abused ” and to chat in online games and so on.

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