Safer Internet Day 2020: Let’s start with priorities

Safer Internet Day 2020: Let’s start with priorities

We adults often wonder, discuss, and debate how much possibilities the modern world of technology has brought to us, and how much risk. Discussions always end with the conclusion that we have good and bad sides, just as many as we can find. Although we can oppose the internet, screens and technologies, their impact on children and young people, we can strongly advocate that generations without cell phones and internet access have lived much better and healthier lives, but despite numerous arguments we cannot dispute the fact that we continue to live in a world where screens exist, in which it takes less than a second for a message on one of the social networks to reach a friend who lives on the other end of the globe. For children and young people, screens have become companions on the road to growing up. Preschoolers are about two and a half hours a day on screens, older children and adolescents 3 to 5 hours a day, and every fifth adolescent is more than 5 hours a day - that is a fact that even relentless statistics fail to cover up.
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Lecture on measures and ways to protect children in Sarajevo

Lecture on measures and ways to protect children in Sarajevo

The Catholic Weekly portal Nedjelja.ba has extensively reported on a one-day plenary lecture by prof. Gordana Buljan Flander, PhD in Sarajevo at the Archdiocesan Center for Youth Pastoral "John Paul II" about the measures and ways of protecting children, as well as signs indicating child neglect and abuse held on Friday, February 7, 2020:
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The harmful effects of using pyrotechnics on children from a mental health perspective

The harmful effects of using pyrotechnics on children from a mental health perspective

On the occasion of the public debate on the prohibition of firecrackers and the belt category F2 and F3 during the year, representatives of Animal Friends held a press conference in the Tuesday, 4 February 2020. Among the experts who spoke about the reasons for ban on firecrackers and answered questions of media representatives were also experts of our Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center: Ella Selak Bagarić, Psychologist; Dijana Staver, MD, Special Psychiatrist and Vanja Slijepčević Saftić, PhD, MD, Subspecialist of Pediatric Neurology.
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“Where are we going?” Video made by Child bord intended to prepare children for their first visit to our Center

“Where are we going?” Video made by Child bord intended to prepare children for their first visit to our Center

Many parents wonder what to say to their children to prepare them when they first come to Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center, how to reduce the anxiety that occurs in many children when they go to a new, unfamiliar place, especially when it is an institution in the health care system. Also many parents are not sure about what awaits them in our Center, so they have a double task - to prepare themselves and prepare their child.
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Lecture at the Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center on the occasion of the 13th Week of Psychology in Croatia

Lecture at the Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center on the occasion of the 13th Week of Psychology in Croatia

On the occasion of marking the 13th week of psychology in Croatia, the Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center opens its doors to all parents, professionals and other interested public at 6 pm on Wednesday 19 February 2020 and invites them to lecture "My child on the other side of the screen" which will be held by the Director of the Center, prof. Gordana Buljan Flander, PhD.
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Youth from Invisible No More campaing from Bosnia and Herzegovina in a study visit to Center`s Youth Board

Youth from Invisible No More campaing from Bosnia and Herzegovina in a study visit to Center`s Youth Board

Fourteen young people, aged from 16 to 23 years, from 13 communities and municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, accompanied by four World Vision International staff, visited Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center on Monday, December 16 2019, where they were welcomed by seven members of Center`s Youth Board. They spent the whole day together, sharing shared values ​​and valuable experiences within a relaxed and constructive atmosphere.
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