Wattpad: from a free e-book app to a real social network

"I did it instinctively and succeeded." "It all started just for fun." These are the two sentences of the writers Anna Todd and Cristina Chiperi, which, through two successful love stories, have managed to win over thousands of readers. The two have accomplished their greatest dream: to publish a book. There are different emotions that unite them, but surely they Continue Reading




At the family table: some tips to preserve conviviality

Evening at the restaurant. On the right a child eats pasta in front of a smartphone, leaning against the bread basket; on the left a couple consume their portion of fish with their heads down, while their teenage daughter eats pizza and watches her mobile phone all the time; behind, three children are gathered around a tablet, absorbed, enchanted, as Continue Reading




“The desert will bloom in the garden”: whether or not familial happiness depends on health

"I have no doubt that families with disabled children can be happy, but who, being able to choose, would not want a perfectly healthy child?" Recently, I was asked this question by a person in favor of assisted reproduction, if a couple risks giving birth to an ill child. I admit that if I had not known the story of Continue Reading




Pregnancy and social networks: why you shouldn’t publish your children’s photos

You decide to take a break between one thing and another and open Facebook or Instagram driven by the curiosity to "see" what happens in the world outside the usual four walls or your normal routine. You start browsing the homepage and notice that 70% of the board is clogged by your "friends" who, posting a picture of their large Continue Reading




Before you post, think. Three golden rules

Social networks tend to make us irreflexive and impulsive: the fact that we communicate with someone through a screen and not "face to face" can lead to the loss of that modesty that normally keeps us from saying openly everything we think when the interlocutor is in front of us in flesh and blood. When we are "protected" by our Continue Reading




The new portal Familyandmedia Education is underway

In an increasingly abstract educational and formative context, geared more to "what" rather than "how," it becomes fundamental to make teachers and educators reflect on universal themes and values related to family and life. In this way of analysis and reflection, literature, cinema, and tv series can be valid and of great help, in particular to identify those virtues that Continue Reading




A young bride tells us how her daughters are the salt of a couple’s life… and refutes research findings by the Open University

The "happiest" marriages would be those without children: to support this claim, an English survey, conducted by the Open University. According to the survey, carried out on a sample of 5,000 people, couples with children would tend to be more dissatisfied with their married life than those who do not. Therefore, to that sample of people interviewed by the pollsters, Continue Reading




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Audio-visual consumption and reading habits of young people.


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Teen Usage of new and old media: formation & family.


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Giovanni Paolo II e la paternità


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Famiglia e mezzi di comunicazione sociale
VI Incontro Mondiale della Famiglia.


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La famiglia nei mezzi di comunicazione: Evangelizzazione ed evangelizzatori


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Messaggio del Santo Padre Francesco per la XLIX Giornata Mondiale delle Comunicazioni Sociali.


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L'amore che porta nuova vita nel mondo – Il Rabbino Sacks sull'istituzione del matrimonio.


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