Author: Kochetkova T., Center of psychological, pedagogical, medical and social assistance of the Vyborgsky district (Russia)
digital socialization, addiction, socio-psychological adaptation, loneliness, bullying
Ph.D., Associate Professor
Abstract. The life of a modern person has ceased to exist in isolation from the Internet, but its use by children and adults differs in the content of attractive content. Modern technologies, actively implemented in networks, provide a lot of opportunities for self-education, finding new friends, expanding the circle of interests, create the illusion of saving time to visit real shops, clinics, educational institutions, etc., while simultaneously forming dependence on gadgets, the appearance of fullness of one's own life with "significant" events.
The purpose of the study: to assess the impact of the network on the socio-psychological adaptation of the individual.
Adults are much more likely to spend network time on work, especially when work is carried out remotely. Often, infants, not yet having walking skills, deftly cope with a smartphone, demonstrating to others the pleasure they experience. Meanwhile, their parents forget about the need to control the time spent by the child in the network, do not think about the content of the content that the child is absorbed in, rejoicing at the opportunity to relax. Myopia of parents is fraught with huge problems in the future, caused by disturbed child-parent relations, the result of which is the socio-psychological maladaptation of the individual.
The most frequent requests of parents who applied for psychological counseling consisted of complaints about the child's inability to communicate in the family and with peers, their aggressive behavior, weak self-control of emotions and behavior, unwillingness to learn, lack of time perspective, autoaggression.
The analysis of family relations, the sequence of parenting styles, the time spent by parents to help the child, as well as the identification of the main chronophages of family members, led to the conclusion that the socio-psychological adaptation of the child is provided by consistent styles of parenting, the presence of family traditions and a common hobby, a favorable psychological climate in the family.
Digital technologies have become an obligatory part of our life, but they cannot replace the family, which determines the varying degree of socialization of both a developing personality and an adult, leading to an unfavorable outcome to alienation, self-destructive behavior, mental and psychological health disorders.