Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Early Childhood Education. Semarang Early Childhood Research and Education Talks (SECRET 2018)

Perception of Preschoolers (3-7 years) on Usage of YouTube in Semarang

Authors
Nanang Sahriana, Yuli Kurniawati Sugiyo Pranoto
Corresponding Author
Nanang Sahriana
Available Online November 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/secret-18.2018.5How to use a DOI?
Keywords
child perception, gadget, YouTube usage, child images, preschool
Abstract
This study aims to obtain preliminary data related to children's perceptions of gadgets and YouTube and what content is often watched by children. YouTube is one website on the internet that can be accessed easily to exchange information in the form of videos. Respondents in this study were preschool children, amounting to 30 children (17 girls and 13 men) with a range of 3-7 years in Semarang City. This study uses a qualitative approach. Collecting data in this study uses methods of observation, interviews, drawing and documentation of the work in the form of images of children. The results showed that 96.7% of children felt like using YouTube because they could watch various favorite videos and how to access them was very easy. There are 93.3% of children using smartphones parental to open YouTube and of course with parental supervision. Judging from the picture of the child, there is a tendency with the age of a higher child having the ability to visualize what is watched on YouTube more clearly, when compared to younger children. Content that is often watched by children varies greatly, including Paw Patrol Cartoon (23.3%), Play-doh (20%), Tayo (13.2%), Robocar Poli (10%), Bibo Toys (6.7%), Lego (6.7% ), Upin Ipin (6.7%), Tendangan dari Langit (6.7%) and other cartoons (6.7%). With the ease of accessing information on social media such as YouTube, parent policy plays an important role, in addition to the positive side there is also a negative side that can affect children's growth and development. The government is also expected to take a firm stance regarding freedom of access to information that is not child friendly, such as content containing pornography.
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