Unveiling the digital impact on the formation of new generations: reflections and strategies with Dr. Andrea Jácomo
On December 5, School of the Nations organized the lecture "Screen Usage During Childhood and Adolescence: What Parents Need to Know" for parents and school community members. The event featured the distinguished Dr. Andrea Jácomo, an expert in child development and digital technology, as the speaker.
With a solid medical background from the University of Brasília, a residency in General Pediatrics from Unicamp, and a title as a Specialist in Pediatrics from the Brazilian Society of Pediatrics, Dr. Jácomo also brings experience in Pediatric Intensive Care from Unicamp. Additionally, she earned a master's degree in Medicine (Pediatrics) from the University of São Paulo and serves as a professor in the Medicine course at the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences (FACES) at the University Center of Brasília (UniCeub).
Dr. Jácomo addressed, in an enlightening manner, the impacts of screen time on the cognitive and social development of children and adolescents. In her presentation, the expert highlighted four essential points for the participants: the role of screens in the development of children and adolescents, the potential consequences of excessive screen time, strategies to balance screen usage, and guidance and involvement of parents. Emphasizing the active participation of parents in their children's digital lives, Dr. Jácomo provided valuable insights for a conscious and balanced approach.
The specialist's contribution provided a deeper understanding of the relationship between screen usage and the development of children and adolescents. The event reinforced the need for a conscious and balanced approach on the part of guardians, aiming for the overall well-being of the new generations in the digital era.