Insecurity has confined children and adolescents to their homes, leading to exposure to other equally harmful issues, such as sexual assaults and mental problems due to excessive use of technological devices.
Cellphones have become the new television of the 80s and 90s, which has reignited the debate, along with other challenges: the violence that prevents children from using public spaces.
In an interview with Juan Martín Pérez, director of the organization “Tejiendo Redes Infancia,” he explained the phenomenon.
“We’re returning to the same debate as the 80s and 90s regarding television, but the problem isn’t television itself. Instead, it’s the lack of balance between work and family life. It’s also the absence of digital literacy, and thirdly, it speaks to the absence of entertainment alternatives,” he mentioned.