Social media tools such as television, the press and the internet can make significant contributions to child development when children are consciously used according to their age (for example, children under the age of 2 are not recommended to watch TV and computers). Today, however, children can watch many games and programs that are violent and not suitable for their age. In social media, injured, measured, violent photos are published unlimitedly and these negative content images can cause children to be reminded of them for years and to be negatively affected.
Scientific research has also shown that violent computer games, TV programs, the internet and the press release cause children to experience emotional and behavioral problems. Especially in these days we have to protect children from violent programs.
WHAT SHOULD WE DESIGN AS A PARENTS?
It should be regularly monitored what children watching on Facebook, twitter accounts, using TV, newspapers and social media. In addition, if children have access to their parents' accounts, their information should also be noted. Security settings must be enabled.
News and speeches that will frighten them beside children should be avoided. Although the children seem to be not listening to their surroundings, a lot of them actually listen and can make very different interpretations according to themselves. For example, they may think that the events they watch over and over again may lead to their own families, and they can produce fearful ideas for themselves. For this reason, it is very important for us to understand how children interpret and hear what adults hear.
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