Under Ilmaz – The report from the Ministry of Family and Social Services states that with the epidemic, the role of information and communication technology and new media has increased in daily life and children and families have started sharing their privacy with them which they do not. Learn on the internet and social media. Under the heading “Parental responsibility for publishing baby pictures and pictures on social media” it is mentioned that parents share their children’s personal data pictures and information without questioning their impact on their children’s future life and such posts may be. Made by relatives, carers or teachers of children. The report emphasizes that content sharing makes children “open targets for abuse”: “Abuse; it is examined under four main headings: physical abuse, sexual abuse, mental abuse and neglect. As a result of child abuse and abuse, children May lean towards and come in contact with malicious content and cyber bullying and may become a target of organized crime organization.
The trap of pornography
It was stated that harmful content on the Internet negatively affects the physical, mental and social development of children and that children who are at risk for the effect because they have not reached full mental and physical puberty need special protection: it can also fall into the trap. Children of traffickers who are victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children can be sold for money, forced into prostitution and used for pornographic activities.
In the report, children were told that they were not alone in the issue of “cyber bullying” which occurs in the form of spreading false information about a person, posting embarrassing pictures, sending hurtful and abusive messages and sending threats. And they should share this situation with someone they trust or an organization.
The report, which noted that one of the dangers awaiting children on the Internet is decorum, noted that an adult who introduced himself as a child on the Internet and abused children he met online gained their trust. Virtual or real world. The report states that “the service ‘grooming’ appears to be a new type of child abuse”.
In the report, with the rise of social media and maternity-based content sharing blog pages; Social media accounts that share about children and motherhood such as “Social Media Mom, Instagram Mom, YouTuber Mom, Instagram, Educator Mom, Teacher Mom, Cooking Mom, Doctor Mom, Actress Mom, Ali’s Mom, Blogger Mom, Mummy Blogger” Created by:
“Social media has become a phenomenon for mothers who share photos of their children, who don’t even know the idea of taking / sharing photos, on their social media accounts. In addition, mothers buy ads based on the number of followers, monetize their children through advertising, and use their children as intermediaries for commercial gain. For this reason, motherhood has become a profession on social media and is commodified. The moment a baby is born, when he is bathing, eating, sleeping, mourning, crying, playing, the baby’s face, name, identity is clearly shared on social media mentioning the school address and name.
Inadequate parental approval
The report noted that parents are obligated to protect their children’s rights, and that parents are required to act in accordance with the law, “attentive and sensitive,” and stated that “legal regulations that include applicable restrictions. And they are inadequate to violate their privacy and the right to forget through social media. “
The use of digital media and the Internet in a way that is inconsistent with its purpose, uncontrolled, problematic and affects daily life causes the problem of “digital addiction / internet addiction”, the report said, adding that “digital addiction affects both. Development and long-term effects that last until adulthood.
Tomorrow: What is done against harmful use of internet? How many children have arrived?