1 person spends eight hours every day on the internet in Turkey


gave | Friday, February 19, 2021 – 11:43 | Last Updated: 19 02 2021 – 11:43

Digital transformation, which gained speed with the coronavirus epidemic, brought a new dimension in many areas from education to business life, from leisure time to shopping. Research has revealed that a person in Turkey spent 7 hours 57 minutes per day on the internet.

The “Digital 2021 Report”, which sheds light on the use of the internet in the world and the relationship of people with the internet, was published recently. The report drew attention to the figures for Turkey. According to the current data in the report, the number of social media users in Turkey increased by only 6 million last year reached 60 million. These figures, social media, nearly 70 percent of Turkey’s total population means that the user is.

WHAT DO WE DO ON THE INTERNET?

Turkey according to a person spends 7 hours 57 minutes per day on average data on the Internet. 3 hours 13 minutes of the total time spent on the Internet is allocated to online TV, 1 hour 33 minutes to reading the news and 1 hour 35 minutes to listening to music.

The average time a person spends the day in social media in Turkey were found to be 2 hours 57 minutes. In the most widely used social media platform # 1 Youtube in Turkey (94.5 percent), # 2 Instagram (89.5 percent), # 3 Whatsapp (87.5 percent), # 4 Facebook (79 percent) and Twitter is ranked 5th (72.5 percent).

“Internet addiction can be defined as the inability of individuals to control their computer, tablet, smart phone or internet usage,” said Mehmet Başcıllar, lecturer at Istanbul Gelişim University. In the light of the data in the digital 2021 report, we can say that we spend approximately half of the time we spend in daily life on the Internet, except for sleep. On the other hand, we spend a significant part of the time we devote to the internet on social media platforms. Accordingly, we need to question again whether we really have enough control over internet usage. The World Economic Forum recently announced the skills it considers will gain importance in the future. It does not seem surprising that self-awareness and self-management are among these skills. I consider that the human-internet relationship will gain a new dimension in the near future and that human well-being will be at the center of this new dimension ”.

SO WHAT TO DO?

Başcillar said, “In addition to public institutions and organizations, non-governmental organizations have important responsibilities in combating internet addiction. In order to raise social awareness on internet addiction, it is necessary to provide training to large segments of the society under the leadership of social workers under the coordination of the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services. There is a need to develop projects on internet addiction in coordination with public institutions, universities and non-governmental organizations and to implement these projects as soon as possible. Considering the negative effects of internet addiction on children’s well-being and academic success, school social service should be implemented by the Ministry of National Education. ” gave place to his words.