Get up, grow and mail Webnews


Distinguish a stage from real life, without bothering too much Shakespeare, who thought there was no difference many centuries before the invention of the Internet, smartphone, social and applications. This year there was a certain sensitivity about the relationship between the Network and the Minorities (many students involved in the various sections dedicated to them), so they were invited to talk about it Simone Cosimi and Alberto Rossetti journalist and psychoanalyst, authors of "Nasci, crescendo e posta", a worthy essay for at least three reasons: investigate a phenomenon instead of judging it it is from above but at the very height of the subjects he speaks, and above all it is not banally guilty or alarmist.

Interviewed by Giovanni Ziccardi – university lecturer in legal science and author of a book on hate speech, expert in cyberbulence – the two authors have developed the most interesting topics in this book: has a previously unpublished approach to Italian publishing on the subject, favoring, on the one hand, reiterating the fragility of children as the marketing goals of companies that develop these large-scale applications success [from to Snapchat passing through other platforms often unknown to adults), but on the other hand there is no censor in talking about adult behavior, interests in play among the private individuals who use them, ending to focus on the least-researched aspect of these times: the health of the body and the minds of children and teenagers in qu Any change that can neither be thought of to interrupt or discuss.

There was no such thing, an approach, Cosimi explains, halfway between the journalist's news on platform evolution and their success, and the evolution of children and their interaction with technology. The ethics of the tale mix so into the ethics of pedagogy and tries to give some instruction for use and some tools for parents, such as detecting any pathological problems of using the smartphone in children, considering three age ranges: 6-10 years, 10-15 years, and over 16.

The balance of the book is what it needed to not fall into the usual anti-technological clichés, condemned by Rossetti, who in our interview (video above) defines "those who wanted to go back." Back can not go back, go ahead means maybe take note of three truths : social are already full of minor (19459004) (even under 13); adults do not know how to use these tools more wisely; tech companies quickly develop applications that need to gain market share and virtually always in the same way, ie "forgetting" security patches and adequate privacy policies, then filling the gap once the mass of users is sufficient to stabilize their share.

These dynamics necessitate a work of superior, generational awareness . A garrison where there is none, in which parents and children share in learning, and that adults, though imperfect, do not give up their role as an example. Less words, less boring lessons on cyberbullying, more examples. Needless to tear off the clothes for the Bad Net when in fiery day politicians and journalists behave like authentic bullies: who will ever take the smallest example?