Gives kids access to X-rated videos
When I found out about this site, I was really excited because it seemed like a great way to listen to really good music. However, upon first viewing this site, I immediately noticed a really, really, really, really, REALLY big problem. You know how YouTube sometimes puts an age-restriction on videos that are inappropriate for kids to see? Turns out they're fully available for kids to view here, even if you're signed out. There is a Restricted Mode that filters most (but not all) explicit content out of search results, but there's literally NOTHING to prevent your kid from finding the Restricted Mode setting, switching it off, and then accessing explicit content. Granted, it's not like EVERYTHING slips through. For example, the videos for Rihanna's "Needed Me", 30 Seconds To Mars' "Hurricane", and M.I.A's "Born Free" are restricted. However, the infinitely more explicit ones for Rihanna's "S&M", Eminem's "Superman", Maroon 5's "Animals", and Nine Inch Nails' "Closer" (all of which have extremely graphic sexual content) are not. Even worse, even the videos that WERE restricted only were like that if you're logged out of your account. If your kid happens to go onto the site while you're logged in with your account (or if they have an account themselves), there's absolutely nothing to stop them from viewing those videos. I mean, there IS a little "E" tag marking explicit songs/videos, but since when did that stop kids from clicking on them? Besides the content concerns, the other problem with this website is that instead of providing the audio-only versions of some songs, they provide the VIDEO instead, which can be EXTREMELY annoying at times. In short, if you're gonna let kids on this site, make sure they're under EXTREME parental supervision to prevent them from (unintentionally or not) clicking on something explicit. If you want a good way for kids to listen to music without accessing X-rated content, try Amazon Music. They may have some explicit music, but at least there's no chance of any pornographic music videos being played. Even better, don't be a cheapskate. Buy the albums that your kids want (or let them buy them too, just as long as you approve them first), whether on iTunes or on a physical CD or LP. Just do not (and I insist, DO NOT) let your kids on this website (or app).
EDIT: I just looked up the videos for Rihanna's "S&M" and Nine Inch Nails' "Closer", and as it turns out, YouTube didn't let them slip through with an age-restriction after all. As it turns out, the age-restriction for those two videos was just lifted for some reason (the other two videos mentioned not even having an age-restriction to begin with). All the more reason to keep your kids far away from this site (or from anything YouTube-related, for that matter).
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