Mercy, family and the media

The Jubilee of Mercy, with which Pope Francis intended to draw attention to the boundless love of God and his free pardon, was greeted by many believers with enthusiasm and gratitude: about 20 million pilgrims arrived in Rome on the occasion of the Holy Year, and it is not possible to count exactly how many others participated with faith in Continue Reading

Beginning of the First Online Course on Family and the Media

The online course on Familiy and the Media, promoted by the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross and by Familyandmedia, and produced by Placting is ready to be released. It consists of 10 video lessons that analyze the relationship between family and mass media, with a perspective that is realistic, critical, and positive. The objective is teaching about media through Continue Reading

Father Federico in Social Media: When the Internet Helps to Bring “Fragments of Good”

We have spoken with Father Federico Fabris, priest of the diocese of Padua (Italy) since June 3, 2007, native of a small mountain village, Roana, located in the tableau of Asiago (pre Alps). Since 11 of October of 2015 he is the pastor of Camporovere, a small village of some 400 inhabitants. He affirms that he is in a very Continue Reading

What do American Parents Think About the Media?

It is no secret that young people spend the greater part of their time with the communication media, whether it be with a mobile phone, a video game or television. But what do their parents think about this? What is their opinion, what are the orientations? Common Sense , a center specialized in studies about education and communication media, has Continue Reading

YouTubers: Who are they, and why do kids like them so much?

More and more, new digital technologies such as smartphones, tablets, or PCs are taking the place of traditional forms of media in our daily lives. Young people increasingly prefer to surf the net and choose for themselves, according to their preferences, what content to view. In particular, YouTube is the most followed platform. It offers for free almost immeasurable amounts Continue Reading

Small Children and Tablet Mania

The tablet is the most preferred and widely used digital device amongst children under 5 years old. This is according to a 2015 study from the Autonomous Universities of Madrid and Barcelona, ​as part of a qualitative research project which involved about 70 Families across sixteen European countries. The partial results of 11 selected families in Spain have been published Continue Reading

Recovering from the trap of Pornography. Interview with Dr. Thomas Lickona

Dr. Thomas Lickona is a developmental psychologist who has spent his career helping families and schools foster good character in young people. He is education professor emeritus at the State University of New York at Cortland and founding director of its Center for the 4th and 5th Rs—Respect and Responsibility ( ). His books for parents and teachers include Continue Reading

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