President of IASGA and the meeting in Kazan, Russia

In Kazan, Russia, on March 14-15, 2020, a seminar was held for teachers of secondary schools, preschool institutions, and various development centers for children on the topic “gambling and other virtual addictions. Causes, consequences, and solutions.”

Raised questions:

  • information space and its role in the development and education of children;
  • dangerous manipulative information products; mechanisms of engagement and retention in the game and in social networks;
  • negative influence on consciousness, subconsciousness, intellectual development and personality development, on the formation of worldview, values, setting of life goals and tasks;
  • how do virtual dependencies and avatar self-identification develop with a game character or network image;
  • what is clip thinking, network dementia (other negative consequences: attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, neurasthenia, sleep disorders, social phobia, self-doubt, irritability, aggression, short temper, impulsivity, depression, isolation, lack of goals, interests, communication);
  • How to help child get out of dependence on social networks and games;
  • what actions should be taken, how to communicate with children, what you need to change in yourself to really help, and not increase the attraction to play;
  • how to revive the joy of life, interest in communicating with friends and curiosity;
  • what is a game, as a tool for development and learning;
  • what will be the stages of recovery, what you need to be ready for and how to support constructively at each stage.

The topic turned out to be very relevant for teachers and parents. The seminar was held in the form of professional discussion, exchange of experience, ideas and constructive solutions.