Head of Department of Computer and Instructional Technologies Education Assoc. Dr. Yavuz Samur said, “If the child is younger than 13, they cannot use social media applications. Children try to use social media applications by showing their age. Parents should control this situation.”


Stating that if the child is under the age of 13, they can use social media in the company of their parents, Assoc. Dr. Yavuz Samur said, “We have to make the necessary adjustments with the privacy and security tabs in the Settings section. From the settings section, families can determine who can write to the child, who can access their pictures and videos. With the restricted mode setting, we can protect the child from violent and sexual content. In social media applications, you can easily see what the child likes when he enters the explore screen. Through this, you can guide your child by developing a dialogue. Just as we as parents can use social media, children can use social media as well,” he said.


Saying that girls use social media more according to researches, Samur said, “Boys prefer to play more games. It is very important to understand the language of the child. Sometimes parents have difficulties in understanding children. In order to better understand children, it is necessary to chat about what they are doing on social media It is necessary to create a social media language with children during the conversation. We will learn what our child consumes on social media. There is no problem if your child is a TikToker and Youtuber. These platforms also allow the child to create creative content. Children may want to create their own content. Children may want to create their own content. You can evaluate the content created by children together,” he said.


Saying that it is wrong to think that every shared content should be liked very much, Assoc. Dr. Yavuz Samur continued his words as follows:

“We need to support children as much as possible. If they want to use social media platforms, you should support them as much as you can. You can produce quality content with your children. You can produce quality videos for social media applications.”


Saying that young children should watch platforms such as Youtube on television, Samur concluded his words as follows:

“When you watch it on TV, you can see and hear what the child is watching. If platforms such as Instagram, TikTok and Youtube are to be used for children over the age of 13, videos with bad content are eliminated when the restricted mode is absolutely turned on. If you follow quality social media accounts, your child will always come across content about them. As a parent. “We will try to find quality accounts first. It is a very important choice for guiding the algorithm managed by artificial intelligence.”

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