Our children were born in the freest era of communications. Indeed, the world got smaller and the borders have vanished. So our stereotype jokes about distances turned into a reality that portrays freedom. Imagine, the first television that appeared in the 1920s. Today, content is not only under the auspices of media, which transfer information to consumers by devices such as radio, newspaper, or television, it is almost completely independent.
Is freedom a word that has a negative effect when it is over-cited? If you’re a rule maker, YES!
Considering that there is a rule-maker in every building block of the society, the proliferation of freedoms often causes the rule-makers to make accounts that do not fit in the natural flow of life. There we have the parents…
All over the world, pedagogues, psychologists, sociologists, briefly the experts on human behavior are doing some awesome work on the effects of this rapid development of communication on people, they make remarkable predictions and thanks to them, we are able to find answers to our questions such as “what will happen?”, “what is happening?” and “what if?”. Since there is no confirmation mechanism, we are not sure what information is correct, but we are gathering information, blending it, and interpreting this blend, and creating new limits to our own lives and perhaps to the lives of our loved ones.
Nowadays, while mothers think that it is not right for children to watch advertisements, we, the children of the 80s and 90s who saw every junk food first on television, do not know how we paid for this behavior when we became adults. What happened to us, or how were we affected by those ads?
We don’t know really, but I’m observing that the general feeling is like ” I think I’ve dodged it”. We were getting whatever the television offered but in fact, what offered was not offered by the television but the decision-makers of the channels we watched. Now the kids aren’t watching television as much, are they? Is it good? Before answering this question, let’s remember the most significant difference between yesterday and today…
When we did not have digital media in our lives, the content was consumed a lot, but everyone knew who consumed what. In other words, the parents knew what their children watched or what they might watch.
At this point, content experts like us become involved. What might your child be watching? Believe me, it is not difficult to decide what they should not watch if you know the possibilities… It’s not difficult for a parent to decide if the content is harmful or not, on the other hand, this comment varies from person to person. There are also some specific harms that are exempt from the restrictions that we all know and are mostly content with, except for nudity, violence, and substance use, and these harms are entirely personal. For example, for the mother of a child who fights obesity, harmful food advertisements, especially those posted with the product placement methods, maybe on the list of banned advertisements…
What might they be watching?
The answer is clear: If they have internet access and can click (pad, mouse, or screen), EVERYTHING! (No need to know how to read and write)
If you want to continue, click and read Part 2