The Pegaso project was presented at one the technical sessions at the eHealth week in Malta.
The session, titled "Child's Play: Using Digital Technologies to Influence Children's Behaviours”, was co-organised by WHO and focussed on the influence of social media and internet in children health and how to make safe use of modern technology to support the younger generations in managing their wellbeing. Participating in this event has given great visibility to PEGASO and the work done with the schools.
Co-speakers were Mimi Tatlow-Golden of the Open University and Bethan Davies of the University of Nottingham. Gauden Galea of WHO moderated the discussion.
The need for public administrations to invest on prevention and lifestyle management with a multisectoral approach and for WHO to start informative campaigns towards policy makers also to ensure a safe use of technology were among the key conclusions of the session.