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Social network prevention 2.0
What are the best solutions to social media problems we can offer at school?
Published on July 4, 2021
In Children's Paradise, rather than banning digital social networks from school, teachers and guardians confront them, building awareness in workshops. Children are no longer alone when it comes to their questions and learning to make good use of their own image.

Children's Paradise


Location: Etterbeek, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium

Status: Public

Link : https://www.paradisdesenfants.be/


Childfocus workshops: https://childfocus.be/fr/les-animations-pour-les-enfants-et-les-adolescent


The : https://play-lu.com/fr/


Childfocus is an association that fights against the sexual exploitation of children and works to find missing children. One part of their activities is devoted to prevention, which is the first defence against aggression. In this context, speakers go to classes specifically to conduct workshops with kids focused on the dangers of social networks. The association also offers training for parents and professionals working with minors.


This is all happening for a good reason: it is now impossible to escape the effects of the social networks. It is therefore better for educational teams to tackle the issues head on than to avoid them.

At Children's Paradise, they care about giving students a voice, finding new ways to allow them to feel good in the school environment. The solution is also to actively install different pedagogies in the school setting, ones more suited to the very rapid changes in society, which schools often struggle to integrate into their methods.

It was within this same perspective that Diego Molina, sports teacher, proposed integrating LÜ in the classrooms… so far, with tangible success. This Canadian app offers interactive gymnastics lessons and exercises that allow students to have fun learning while saving time for teachers. A win-win initiative.

Says Diego Molina:

"Tablets and children are inseparable in 2021. You have to look reality in the face and work with it. And so here, the concept brings the child into a video game system where, unlike with a tablet, he or she must be physically active. We will also be able to rework our approach to subjects that are usually only studied in formal classrooms, such as mathematics, history or geography."


By integrating them into the physical education course we work on the complete and global development of the child. In the end, we find that the children get more involved.

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luke sheehan : Watching this, I felt that the companies should be a part of the solution -- is there any movement to try to make them pay for such teaching or do research to support it?

I think that the networks could be pressured by the school communities – if we discuss with young people what it feels like to use addictive, non-secure networks and make a record of it, publishing the story could be part of urging the tech companies to find solutions.
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luke sheehan : Watching this, I felt that the companies should be a part of the solution -- is there any movement to try to make them pay for such teaching or do research to support it?

I think that the networks could be pressured by the school communities – if we discuss with young people what it feels like to use addictive, non-secure networks and make a record of it, publishing the story could be part of urging the tech companies to find solutions.
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8Days
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