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Social Media and Children

Social Media and Children
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Author(s): Mustafa Ersoy (Cumhuriyet Universitesi, Turkey)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 13
Source title: Handbook of Research on Children's Consumption of Digital Media
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Gülşah Sarı (Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5733-3.ch002


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As a result of high-tech developments and the increase in the importance of the global communication, social media websites and applications have occurred as a new way of communication and self-expression in the contemporary world. Globalization has forced people to obtain and spread the necessary information quickly, and due to this requirement, people of all ages have had to acquire digital skills which they utilize to meet their need of learning and being informed about the issues happening around the world. Social media tools and applications are being highly and commonly used all round the world by all kinds of people from all ages in order to express themselves, get to know other people, share their opinions and learn others' opinions on the world issues, socialize, and have fun. Regarding its effects on children, social media has both advantages and disadvantages.

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