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Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

USAGE AND AWARENESS OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN PRESCHOOL CHILDREN IN JORDAN

Abstract

Abdullah Abdel Razzaq Al-Tarawneh*, Dr. Faten abdelRahim Barham

The study aimed to identify the most social media applications used by preschool children and seeks to determine the level of usage and awareness of social media among pre-school children, the sample of the study consisted of (163) from an independent Kindergarten during the second semester of the 2023 -2024 academic year in Jordan, distributed among the age groups (25 children from three-year- old, 62 children from four-yearold and 76 children from five -year- old). Research data collected to assess preschool children’s awareness of social media by a picture card with (30 × 30 cm) presenting social media application Facebook, YouTube, Whatsapp, TikTok, and Messenger, logos are prepared. Five kids from each age group who could identify the logos on the cards were interviewed face-to-face. The kids were asked open-ended questions about the purpose of the application. The research data was analyzed using the descriptive analysis technique. According to research, the majority of kids are aware of social media apps. The most popular and widely used app is YouTube, which kids use to view movies and cartoons.

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