An Ethnographic Field Study on the Effect of Short Film Workshop Studies on Preventing Technology Addiction
Technology addiction is considered to be one of the types of addictions considered within the scope of the fight against addictions carried out by the Green Crescent. Specifically, this type of dependence, which is defined as the situation in which secondary school age young people cannot socialize independently from technology, can have serious damages in terms of social, cultural and health as in other dependence types. This type of addiction, which includes sub-topics such as online interactive games, cyber bullying, uncontrolled technology and media use, is an issue that focuses on recent academic research. The examination of the subject as a case within the medical sciences is not considered sufficient; There is also a need for preventive work in terms of effective communication. The short film workshop applications, designed as one of the workshops considered to contribute positively to the pedagogical development of young people, have been observed to contribute positively to the development and socialization of addiction awareness. In this study, an ethnographic field study was carried out between 2016-2018 on the applications in the short film atelier held in Yesilay in Istanbul Maltepe. This study showed that although students showed some positive changes, intensive technology consumption was dominant and students gained real socialization and awareness in weak level. In addition to the inadequacy of the voluntary trainer support, the lack of voluntary trainer support has been observed to have been implicated in the limited time, unstable participation, family-NGO mismatch and lack of educational material were the disadvantages.
Green Crescent, Addiction, Technology Addiction, New Media, Short Film, Education, Başıbüyük