Thursday, May 13, 2021 – 16:54 | Last Updated: 13 05 2021 – 16:54
Social media channels, which have become an integral part of our lives with technology, attract great attention from children. Indicating that children use the Youtube platform the most, experts draw attention to the fact that edited Youtube content contains many emotions. According to experts, exposure to emotions such as violence, fear, and narcissism emanating from these contents can pose a danger both psychologically and in terms of personality development.
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Stating that there are many emotions in the infrastructure of the videos edited / edited by the one who circulates and shares on Youtube, Assoc. Dr. Aylin Tutgun Ünal said the following:
Watch out for videos that contain negative emotions
On the other hand, he noted that emotions have the power to propagate in online networks, and especially negative emotions are known to spread faster and more widely, Assoc. Dr. Aylin Tutgun Ünal said, “This points to the big problems caused by the circulation of videos that affect children and contain negative emotions on Youtube, which is frequently used by the Z generation. Families of young children, especially those who watch play videos, need to be careful. ” warned.
Social media literacy skills should be acquired
Emphasizing the importance of raising awareness in the use of social media, Assoc. Dr. Aylin Tutgun Ünal said, “When it comes to a certain level, instead of restricting social media with external intervention, gaining social media literacy skills within the scope of awareness-raising activities can bring results in the long run. In this regard, it will be beneficial in the digital age to include social media literacy as a lesson in the school curriculum within the framework of a certain plan and to organize seminars for parents as of primary school. ” said.