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What Are Our Kids Watching on YouTube?

February 28, 2019

 

Written By: Kashanda Charisma | (@kashandacharisma) 

  

 

#Vocalists, did we hear about YouTube Kids having videos that are promoting suicide!? 

 

We live in a day and age where everyone uses social media, even kids. Most parents feel pretty safe letting their children watch YouTube Kids, the child-friendly version of the video platform.

But disturbing videos recently found by some moms show the social media site may not be safe for kids at all. A Florida mother said she has found clips on YouTube and YouTube Kids that gave children instructions on how to kill themselves. She put out a call to action to different groups to report the video to get it removed from the site. Hess said it took YouTube Kids a week to pull it down.

But that's not all she said she found. When Hess went to YouTube Kids and started exploring the site, what she saw there shocked her. She said she found videos glorifying not only suicide but sexual exploitation and abuse, human trafficking, gun violence and domestic violence.

YouTube made a statement in which they said that it works to make the videos on YouTube Kids family-friendly and takes feedback seriously.

#Vocalists, how do we feel about this !? Is there not enough child supervision on the internet and social media?


 

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