Bogotá (EFE) .- Bogotá's glasoedion, where eight out of every 10 are considered technologists, have critical thinking skills facing the "sea of information" offered by the Internet, according to a study. shared by Microsoft.
The analysis, made between August and September of this year, and 650 students aged between 14 and 15 of public and private schools in the capital were interviewed, declaring that "80% of young people feel they are experts in technology. "
For them, knowing about technology means having a clear idea of what to do if the screen has been blocked (30%) or helping parents manage it; The computer (30%).
Also, they want to know what the latest internet (15%), use the keyboard (10%) or build a good profile (10%), among other aspects.
However, very few respondents chose as a solution to know how to make decisions, create a web page or use the information they find in the network.
Thus, Argentine researcher, Roxana Morduchowicz, who commissioned the study of Microsoft, told journalists "that Bogotá's young people's information can be defined as key, that is, he must do it directly with the support , with the tool, more is not analytical. "
And he added that, "he added," the boys ignore what they really need is to know how to move in a world that is full of information, how to make decisions and critically think . "
In the study, it was also decided that after social networks, searching for information on the Internet is the most important for the interviewees.
From above, says Morduchowicz, they were asked how they are asking for such information and the most common response was "on the first and apparent website, Seriously because sometimes there is information about pay and not necessarily the most authoritative on the subject "
As a result, he added, "we have seven out of 10 students who do not know how to analyze the reliability of the data they find."
According to the analysis made by the expert in Colombia and other countries in the region, "this situation is anxious and repeated".
At the heart of this fact, global entities such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) have decided to define which digital competencies are.
"These are competencies that have to be done with reflection, critical thinking and creativity," said Morduchowicz.
Immediately for this reason, the expert queried what is most common in homes where parents ask children how they did the maths test or in the history task, but not what they did online today.
"At present two parents and a teacher should have an interest in technology, although young people know more about instrumental control and help them to get reflective and critical information that is more than a need to live in digital culture, especially now that we are bombed by the fake news, "said Morduchowicz.EFE