The dark side of social media – how can we protect children? | DW Documentary

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Violent, antisemitic and pornographic content is being increasingly shared by children. It’s a growing problem in schools, but hardly anyone is willing to talk openly about it. What can be done to protect children and teenagers? We meet a lawyer who teaches children in Germany what is and isn’t allowed online. She says many of them don’t realize that what they’re sharing could be punishable by law, like swastikas and Hitler salutes. In addition, she says, children are becoming increasingly desensitized to shocking images. We also meet a 15-year-old who was investigated by the police for sharing child pornography. He says he did it for ‘shock value,’ and did not realize how morally wrong it was. Schools, meanwhile, are trying to teach students how to use social media responsibly. But it’s an uphill battle, as the internet is constantly flooded with new inappropriate content. ـــــ DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch top documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to: DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39zufHfsuGgpLviKh297Q?sub_confirmation=1# DW Documental (Spanish): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocumental DW Documentary وثائقية دي دبليو: (Arabic): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocarabia For more visit: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories We kindly ask viewers to read and stick to the DW netiquette policy on our channel: https://p.dw.com/p/MF1G