Mom Finds Video On YouTube Kids With Suicide Instructions
You guys are familiar with kids’ obsession with YouTube these days but some parents are close to limiting their childrens’ time and access to YouTube and YoutubeKids as there have been reports of some suspicious activity. One mom claims she “found clips on YouTube and YouTube Kids that gave children instructions on how to kill themselves,” according to CNN.
Here’s what YouTube had to say about the uproar: “We appreciate people drawing problematic content to our attention, and make it possible for anyone to flag a video,” the statement said. “Flagged videos are manually reviewed 24/7 and any videos that don’t belong in the app are removed. “We’ve also been investing in new controls for parents including the ability to hand pick videos and channels in the app. We are making constant improvements to our systems and recognize there’s more work to do.”
Free urges parents to be more proactive in the things they allow their children to watch online.
“There is this disconnect between what kids know about technology and what their parents know because the parents didn’t grow up with it,” she said. “The kids are the digital natives and the parents are digital immigrants.”