Indonesian Citizens are Addicted to YouTube This Bad, the Minister of Communication and Information is Shocked Tech – 15 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – According to data, Indonesian people spend 4 hours a day using social media. Of that time, most of it was used to access YouTube.

“According to the latest data, Indonesians use their time using social media for 3 hours 55 minutes per day. Imagine, using social media for 3 hours 55 minutes, aka almost 4 hours a day. And, it turns out that almost 3 hours are used for social media, such as watching YouTube,” said Minister of Communication and Information, Budi Arie Setiadi, at the Launching of Digital Literacy for the TNI (KBT) Extended Family, in Jakarta, Thursday (19/10/2023).

He explained that there were no restrictions on activities on social media. However, you need to pay attention regarding use in children.

“I don’t forbid you, ma’am, from listening to songs, but for children we have to pay more attention,” he said.

On that occasion, Budi also revealed data on internet users in 2022. Globally, the number has reached 5.16 billion people.

In Indonesia itself, penetration reaches 78% of the country’s population. This, according to him, can have two impacts at once.

The positive impact is the many opportunities with the use of the internet. On the other hand, there are also various kinds of risks that may arise.

One of the risks is related to the rapid spread of information in cyberspace. However, this information is not only positive, there is also a lot of negative.

“Negative content that often appears includes pornographic content, gambling, radicalism, terrorism, SARA, fraud and the spread of hoaxes,” explained Budi.

To strengthen digital literacy, Kominfo has also created the National Digital Literacy Movement (GNLD). Created in 2017 and supported by hundreds of partners, it aims to help the community, including parents, to raise children in the digital world.

“GNLD helps parents understand digital parenting. Currently, the roles and responsibilities of women and men as parents are increasingly needed in raising children who are increasingly familiar with the digital world,” said Budi.

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