4 ways to teach kids to reduce pain from social media world.
I have to admit that Online society is a communication society. That plays a role in almost every aspect of people’s daily lives, including learning, teaching, and meeting on social media. Everyone all over the world can exchange information. Share experiences opinions and feelings There are both constructive and inappropriate behaviors. Which online media is sometimes a double-edged sword.
When anyone has access to online media and users The Internet can reveal its true identity or not. To fully express one’s opinion without guilt. Therefore, it often occurs as a behavior without compassion for others in online society. Often, some online media users create avatar accounts. Use fake profiles to criticize others without ethics, such as tours, comments, stings, Scold each other with vulgar words (Hate Speech).
Including forwarding personal information of others. These actions are all creating hatred, causing the other person to feel hurt, becoming online bullying. Or cyber bully (Cyberbullying) as seen in today’s social media world at UFABET. Which is a problem that should not be overlooked.
48% of Thai children experience pain on social media
statistical data is collect bullied online From children in grade 4-6 of 4.4 thousand people around the world. It was found that 33% of them had been involved in online bullying, 48% of them were Thai children, and 41% of Thai children had cyberbully, with girls being bullied higher than boys . And most of the bullying comes from online spaces like private messages. Social media, forums, online games, etc.
From the data it shows that Online media users still lack the skills to take care of them in the digital world. Also known as Digital empathy. This is the ability to predict the views and feelings of others in online society. Because social people are full of strangers with different cultures, genders, nationalities, everyone has different attitudes and views on the world. Therefore, online media users should respect their views, thoughts and feelings. Include empathy when they are facing a bad situation or being treated.
For this reason, cultivating social media etiquette should start from the family. Parents must be role models for ethical use of technology. Teach your kids etiquette and how to cope when it comes to social media. know how to take care of him to pay attention to us Understand and empathize with different people, think differently, and not ignore when others are mistreated on social media. Children may not understand the consequences of their actions. If adults keep instilling it little by little, children will gradually absorb it and apply it to various online media on their own.
4 Ways to Train Your Child to Ethical in the Online World
make up stories role play
For parents who are not tech-savvy Storytelling and role-playing can also teach children to understand empathy and apply it online. by simulating the situation for Train children to think according to the views, feelings and emotions of others, such as the story of the lion and the mouse. Let the children express their opinions. How did you feel when the lion saw that you were small and helpless. How did the lion change when you came back to help? The content may be adjusted according to the age of the child.
When children are familiar with the characters in the story. Try picking up an animated cartoon or a series to give examples for children to see more images, such as Doraemon cartoons. The character Nobita who is often bullied by classmates named Giant all the time. When the child fulfills the role of Nobita, how will he feel? How to react. When being teased and whether the response is the way it should be By taking on the roles of both the doer and the victim, children will understand each other’s feelings and develop empathy for others with regard to consequences.
Teach them the meaning of emojis.
before expressing feelings to others Children should learn and understand their feelings first. Because in the online world it is difficult to predict the feelings of others. It takes experience and observation. which children do not yet have this skill during the initial use of the Internet , teaching children to recognize emojis (Emoji) is to describe feelings in their hearts instead of language. Help children learn a variety of emotions. Then let the child try to express their feelings through emojis, for example, feeling happy using a smiling emoji, feeling happy using a laughing emoji, feeling worried or pitying – using a sad emoji, feeling sad using a crying emoji, etc. When children understand their own emotions This will become the first skill in understanding other people’s feelings both in real life and on social media.
Learn to “compliment” others.
Experts in online bullying say that when it’s done best response is to stop responding. which responds in the same way tends to provoke and exacerbate situations Therefore, teaching children to think positively is a way to create happiness in their hearts. This can be done by creating activities for children to pass on good feelings to others, such as inviting children to write greeting cards or writing friendship books to share with friends, relatives, and siblings on different occasions. No one likes negative comments. When expressing their opinions in the online world, they are more careful.
Adults don’t jump to conclusions.
Children are not old enough to understand the world of different perspectives and ideas that are full of Cultural diversity, nationality, language, adults must be good role models in creating a society of acceptance. respect the differences of others Encourage children to absorb openness to differing matters, which means not rushing to judge. Criticizing others without reflection in real life and on social media. In the classroom, teachers may give each child an opportunity to share their opinions on news events. Children will find that when discussing the same subject, their peers have different opinions. So there are no wrong opinions. Adults must be open to hearing opinions. Teach children to respect differences of opinion and respect others.