Social media platforms have become an integral part of children’s lives worldwide. However, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) brings new risks and challenges. A recent incident occurred where students at a school used AI to create nude images of […]
Social media platforms have become an integral part of children’s lives worldwide. However, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) brings new risks and challenges. A recent incident occurred where students at a school used AI to create nude images of girls and shared them on social media, causing concern among parents.
As a parent of a elementary school student, I am deeply worried about the influence of AI on children. The fact that violence is being transferred to the digital sphere creates entirely new forms of traditional bullying. When a boy posted a picture of my daughter’s friend and invited other classmates to comment on her appearance, some were kind, but others were extremely cruel. Just imagine how that affected the girl.
Perhaps it is time to consider and implement laws that restrict young people’s access to social media, just as there are laws that protect them from alcohol and tobacco. It is important to discuss these issues and take concrete measures.
It should be noted that the spread of virtual violence through social media is a serious problem that increasingly affects the mental health of teenagers. Not only do the victims face long-lasting psychological consequences, but there has also been an increase in suicides among this population.
To address these problems, politicians, parents, and teachers must work together to combat the forces that enable this violence. Education on safe social media use, stricter regulations, and collaboration with platform owners can be steps towards creating a safe online environment for children.
1. How does artificial intelligence affect children and the safety of social media?
Artificial intelligence can be used to create and spread violent content on social media, increasing the risk of peer bullying and child abuse.
2. How can parents protect children from the negative influences of social media?
Parents need to actively monitor their children’s activities on social media, set boundaries, and have conversations about internet safety. It is also important to encourage digital literacy and educate children about the risks of the online world.
3. How can social media platforms be improved to be safer for children?
Social media platforms should invest in tools for detecting and removing violent content, collaborate with authorities and child protection organizations, and regularly educate users about safe platform usage.