On the 16th, when searching for keywords such as ‘Gaza Strip video’ and ‘Israeli war’ on X ( old Twitter), provocative videos came out. Unconscious people were left scattered throughout the building, and the floor was covered in blood. This video appears on an account created by a Middle Easterner who supports Palestine. Videos and photos of a newborn baby on a respirator were also released one after another. An image of Hamas members shooting at a private house also appeared on an Israeli’s TikTok account. It was difficult to find a warning message saying ‘Be careful when watching’ or a separate mosaic.
As the war between Israel and Hamas continues, provocative war videos are being distributed indiscriminately through YouTube and social media. As videos are exposed simply by entering keywords such as ‘Israeli war’ and ‘Gaza Strip’ on social media , complaints of trauma from citizens who unintentionally encounter먹튀검증 the videos are continuing. Lee (23), a college student who saw a video of people trapped between buildings during the bombing of the Gaza Strip, said, “I was looking for videos on YouTube to study international economics and came across a video of the bombing,” adding, “There was no rescue team, so people were removed from the building.” “I keep thinking of the people in the video who were in pain and couldn’t get it out,” he said, trailing off.
Even students who are not yet adults are complaining of trauma from war images. Jeong (13), a middle school student who saw images of Israeli war damage through TikTok, said, “When the war first broke out, after searching a few times, the video was automatically recommended the next time,” adding, “It was different from when I read how many people had died in numbers. “It was a shock on a different level, so the day I saw the video, I couldn’t sleep and tossed and turned,” he said.
Parents of young children are worried that their children may accidentally watch the video and become traumatized. Mr. Sim (38), who lives in Gwanak-gu, Seoul, said, “I feel bad when I watch provocative videos, but I am anxious that my child will watch these videos.” He added, “My child can watch YouTube on his own when he grows up, but I can force him to delete the app. “There isn’t one and it’s embarrassing,” he said.
Experts pointed out that even if you have not directly experienced a war in another country, you can experience trauma symptoms if you are repeatedly exposed to videos and photos. Lee Hae-guk, a professor of psychiatry at the Catholic University of Korea, said, “Unlike in movies, if you feel that something is related to you, you may experience avoidance behavior or anxiety symptoms like a trauma.” Lim Myung-ho, a professor of psychology at Dankook University, said, “Adolescents often have poor brain development or psychological stability, so they are weak in the ability to endure trauma, and children sometimes learn to be aggressive just by repeatedly seeing violence depicted in the media.” “Filtering of cruel videos is necessary,” he said.
Jeong Chan-seung, special director of social contribution at the Korean Neuropsychiatric Association, said, “In the United States, when a shooting incident occurs, information is initially sent out through schools and news to ‘guide children when they consume news.’” He added, “It is better to ban media consumption altogether.” Instead, we need to tell them to use trustworthy media,” he said.