Original Article

A Technical Way to Control Risks of Satellite Media to Protect Children and Adolescents Health: Comparing Countries with Iran

Abstract

Background: This article is based on this view that by using the technology of satellite media, any related risk that can have impact on children and adolescents, are come about; consequently, some actions should be taken to deal with these risks for taking them under control.
Objective: In order to prevent any kind of direct and/or indirect negative impacts of satellite media on children and adolescents, such as self-harm and suicide (Blue Whale Challenge Game as a social network phenomena) and cyberbullying, the objective of this article was to display a technical way through which it is possible to identify risks of satellite media that children and adolescents are exposed to them as well as reaching to a result for Iran.
Methods: Basically, the research done was a comparative study; therefore, in nature, it called for a qualitative research. So, a descriptive research along with case studies as well as an analytical study were applied too. Distributing questionnaires to get to the final result led to an exploratory research and consequently applying the Mann-Whitney U Test using the SPSS statistics concluded to a quantitative research. The final result can be applied by the related authorities to protect children and adolescents. Therefore this research can be considered as an applied research too.
Findings: By comparing five countries which were randomly selected from almost each continent along with Iran, focused on Tehran as a metropolitan counting different ethnic groups, risks of satellite media which have impacts on children and adolescents and were in common among all those countries, were identified by risk management techniques. Then the comparative and analytical studies and appraisals as well as statistical processes revealed that Iran’s current media approach and its performance towards children and adolescents are quite different from the other five countries that Iran was compared to.
Conclusion: A new technical way to approach risks of satellite media to control them for preventing children and adolescents from any kind of media risks plus a new result for Iran obtained. As an applied research the new result showed that an immediate action is required to regulate media standards for children and adolescents and also to modify the current situation of Iran’s media approach towards them. 

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DOI https://doi.org/10.18502/jbe.v6i1.4761
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Risk; Satellite media; Children and adolescents; Control; Health

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Naghshineh S, Tabibi SJ, Farhangi A. A Technical Way to Control Risks of Satellite Media to Protect Children and Adolescents Health: Comparing Countries with Iran. jbe. 6(1):1-11.