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Center`s Director Prof. Gordana Buljan Flander, PhD, held the lecture “Children on the Internet – are we catching up with them?” in Imotski, organized by the Public Open University and the Franciscan Monastery, on 30 May 2018. Journalist Darko Lončar wrote about this event text for Grude Online:
“The Internet offers nice things, but also the risk, says a well-known psychologist, clinical psychologist and psychotherapist Gordana Buljan-Flander, who gathered in Imotski on Wednesday afternoon a crowd of interested people from Imotski in the Public Open University Hall.
The lecture is about children on the Internet and their time spent on it. We had a lot to hear about “Children on the Internet – we catch up with them?”.
The results of numerous researches that were presented through the lecture, to the parents, as well as teachers, speech therapists, are worrying.
Namely, as Mrs. Buljan – Flander said, children and young people aged 8 to 18 spend more than seven hours on the Internet. Research also shows that 99% of children have Internet access at home, in school or mobile, 93% of children have Facebook profiles, 68% of them open a profile on Facebook before 13 years, 47% visit this network during classes.
These are just some of the presented data on the lecture. Professor Flanders for such lifestyles in children do not blame children, but adults. – It’s not kids, we are! We give a very powerful tool to children, but we do not know what we gave them? Whether we catch up with them? We do not! Children must be popular here and now, and we must understand what adolescence means and show interest in the all aspect of their lives, says professor Flander at the end of the presentation. ”