In the south of Cher, a week of events to raise parents’ awareness of the dangers of screens

“Whether it’s the little ones or the older ones, the problem of screens remains the same and is daunting. The maturity of a child’s cognitive system is not made to integrate all the data that arrives. Children who smoke information that they are not able to understand. This observation is made by Véronique Galpin, facilitator of the local health contract (CLS) of the country Berry Saint-Amandois (PBSA).

The Covid-19 manager

From this Tuesday and until Friday, in four municipalities in its sector (read the program below)the PBSA, through its first 1,000 days system, initiated in March 2022, will talk about the dangers of screens through an animation with an evocative theme: screens and us.

All this within the framework of the week of parenthood organized by the Reaap (network for listening, support and accompaniment of parents) south Cher, partner of the PBSA in this device.

As a reminder, the first 1,000 days – therefore coordinated by the PBSA, with many institutional and associative partners
– has for but to accompany the parents and future parents in their new life, by answers to the questions, often numerous, which they are made for their children and for themselves.

And the problem of the dangers of screens for children has only grown with the Covid-19 health crisis.

This week’s theme is based on the findings of the study commissioned by the Ipsos Institute and the National Union of Family Associations (Unaf).

The Pays Berry Saint-Amandois coordinates a year of meetings around childhood and parenthood

This last fact revealed that since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, in March 2020, 43% of children under two years old use the internet.

Still according to the same survey, young people aged 11 to 14 use 3.6 social networks on average, compared to 2.5 social networks for 7-10 year olds. “We focus on children aged 3 to 11,” says Véronique Galpin. We are going to give some keys to parents by doing prevention. We ended up understanding that like sex, tobacco or gambling, the screen is based on a logic of addiction. Today, some parents say: “My child did not move in front of the television, it’s perfect”, to preserve time for them. »

“Facing the screen, the child is passive and does not feel able to act. He is a spectator

Christine Balbiani, childcare worker in the Châtelet sector for the Cher departmental council, who will host these four meetings, adds:


Parenting week will end on Friday with a conference given in Saint-Amand-Montrond by Thérèse Auzou-Caillemet, speaker for the 3-6-9-12 association, taming screens and growing up. A conference and a theme:Awakened screens, controlled children

. The speaker summarizes:


For her, the Covid-19 has reinforced the presence “of adults and children” in front of the screens. “And without judgment, during this period, the parents let it happen, she continues. Because for them, it was simply complicated to do otherwise. »

The objective during this conference will be to “strengthen parenthood”. “In this society, parents are very doubtful, she concludes. However, this new generation of parents has tools that we did not know before, and that we can put in place now, to prepare children for the dangers of the screen. That’s what we’ll see! »

Including the Listening network for help and support for parenting (Reaap), the early childhood service of the City of Saint-Amand-Montrond, the Maternal and Child Protection, the Family Allowance Fund, cultural structures , the Center (CPIE) Brenne-Berry, the territorial professional health community (CPTS) of the south of Cher, etc. Animation
The screens are us is to be found this week in four municipalities. From 6 years old. Free.
This Tuesday. Culan. Party rooms, from 2 to 6 p.m.This Wednesday.
Lignieres. At the Bains-Douches, from 2 to 6 p.m. This Thursday.
Bruere-Allichamps. Noirlac Abbey, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. This Friday. Thaumiers. Party rooms, from 2 to 6 p.m. Saint-Amand-Montrond.Conference at the house of associations on the theme:

Screens awake, screens mastered

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