Virtual Conference
Mental Health 2022

Nataša Ljubomirovi?

Institute of Mental Health, Belgrade, Serbia

Title: The modern era: Danger to children, challenge for parents


Science and technology have shown a lot of advancements in the past few decades and that has now led to a situation where owning a computer is more of a necessity than an option.
Individuals of every age group are expected to learn about how one can use a computer. Children and young people are being educated about the different ways and purposes in which one can use technology to their advantage. According to the latest data, 88% of adolescents aged 13 to 17 in the United States have access to a computer, while 97% use a smartphone. In Europe, the situation is quite similar, according to a report from 2021, 99% of adolescents watch content on video platforms. Based on that we can say that adolescents are very well connected to each other and perform most activities via mobile phone and computer. What happens when preoccupation with computers and mobile phones takes over a teenager's life?We will present by paper and by short video aclip what Internet and computer use addiction looks like. Through an interview with a boy who is being treated for computer addiction and behavior problems at the Clinical Department for Children and Youth.We will show all the difficulties that this addiction brings, but also the advantages that exist with new technologies from the point of view of a teenager