The 12 Best Kid-Friendly Minecraft Channels on YouTube

If your kid spends as much time watching Minecraft videos as playing the game, here's a guide to the best YouTube Minecraft channels for kids. By Caroline Knorr
The 12 Best Kid-Friendly Minecraft Channels on YouTube

If Minecraft has taken over your kids and you hardly know who they are or what they're talking about anymore, you're in good company. But, although you may love that the game helps build 21st-century skills such as creativity, innovation, and collaboration, your kids' obsession can be overwhelming. Perhaps most puzzling is that every waking moment they're not playing Minecraft, they're in front of YouTube watching Minecraft.

Minecraft videos on YouTube attract millions of views daily. There are tutorials (for ideas on new things to create), "Let's Play" videos (footage of people playing the game), challenges (new gameplay ideas to try), mod showcases (which show off cool thing kids can download to modify their Minecraft worlds), and more.

But the unique things about the game, including the ability for any player to create anything they want, can result in wide variations in quality, age-appropriateness, and relevancy to your kid's specific interests and gaming ability. There are hundreds of channels devoted to Minecraft, including popular but edgy ones such as Yogscast and SkyDoesMinecraft, and it's hard to know which ones are good for kids. Although you could download an app such as KicVidz, which curates only kid-friendly Minecraft videos, you know your little fanatic will be begging -- and searching YouTube -- for more.

Even kid-friendly videos come with a few caveats. First, with many clocking in at 20 or 30 minutes, they can be a major time suck. Second, many have commercials that advertise products from cars to cookies to vodka. Third, some videos contain salty language so take note of our age recommendations below and preview videos when possible; if it says "older kids," there will probably be some curse words. But there's plenty to explore to help fan the flames of this mostly worthwhile pursuit. Here are the top 12 best-for-kids YouTube Minecraft channels.


Stampy (aka Mr. Stampy Cat, aka stampylonghead). A British cartoon cat (voiced by Joseph Garrett from Portsmouth, England) hosts the lively videos on this lighthearted channel. Stampy offers Let's Plays and tutorials on a range of Minecraft topics (and other games, all family-friendly), and his game worlds are distinctly colorful.
Best for: Younger fans. Stampy feels like a cross between Pee-wee Herman and Mr. Rogers.
Check out: His How To Minecraft series is excellent for noobs.

iBallisticSquid. Stampy's best friend is a squid -- remember, anything is possible in Minecraft! -- voiced by Garrett's real-life pal David Spencer. Squiddy (or Squid Nugget) exchanges mild, kid-friendly, English-accented banter with Stampy and uploads Let's Plays, mods, and challenges (which are usually set for him by Stampy).
Best for: Younger fans. Squiddy's squeaky-clean.
Check out: His Pixelmon Learning the Basics is a great introduction to a cool mod.            

Paul Soares Jr. This self-described husband, father, entrepreneur, and gamer offers family-friendly Let's Plays and tutorials in a kindly, straightforward style.
Best for: Younger kids, new players, and families. Soares mixes in a lot of how-to information while he's playing.
Check out: Soares' How to Survive and Thrive tutorials are newbie nirvana. Also, note the ratings on his videos; he's the rare YouTuber who has bothered to have his content rated for families so you know it doesn't contain mature content.

Little Lizard Gaming. Irish brothers Ryan and Scott Fitzimons run the super-popular Minecraft channel Little Lizard Gaming which features play-throughs, how-to's, and mods. 
Best for: Younger kids. The channel boasts that it's "100% kid-friendly."
Check out: Minecraft Pixelman Mod, a funny mash-up of Pokemon and Minecraft.

PrestonPlayz. This young Minecraft YouTuber has earned a large following based on his solid playing, awesome parkour maps, and positive attitude.
Best for: Intermediate players who know the basics and want to expand their Minecraft skills.
Check out: Preston's "Draw My Life" video explains his unique background and the source of his motivation.

TheAtlanticCraft. Hard-core gamers Cody (theCodyMaverick) and Joe (JoeBuzz) manage to make their Let's Plays, mods, mini-games, and more both kid-friendly and technically advanced. The two have a fun rapport as they battle and explore very sophisticated worlds. Language on this channel can get heated.
Best for: Older kids. The guys also host servers and offer downloads on their website.
Check out: "Let It Glow," a Minecraft parody of Disney's "Let It Go" from Frozen.

Popular MMOs. Although it's known for epic battles and massive explosions, Popular MMOs' host is a friendly, folksy guy named Pat, whose knowledge of and enthusiasm for the game plus killer mods draw big audiences. He also frequently plays against his fiancée, Jen (who hosts her own Minecraft channel, GamingwithJen). Language is an issue on this channel.
Best for: Older kids with a taste for excitement.
Check out: The Minecraft Kitty Cat Challenge, where Pat and Jen honor the passing of their cat by duking it out on Minecraft, shows the human side of the game.

Minecraft Universe. Charming TrueMU (real name: Jason Probst) hosts this popular channel that's jam-packed with adventure maps, parkour maps, mini-games, and even original electronic songs available for download. He often plays spirited games against other advanced Minecraft players in a group called Team Crafted.
Best for: All ages. There's a wide range of content.
Check out: The "Hottest Girls Ever" Let's Play, wherein Jason and an opponent play as female avatars, can spark a conversation about gender roles in games.

The Bajan Canadian. Twenty-year-old Canadian video game commenter Mitchell Hughes offers a wide range of technically adept Minecraft videos, mostly played with a gentle, nerdy patter against his mild-mannered gamer pals.
Best for: Older players who really want to geek out on Minecraft.
Check out: His parkour videos and downloadable "wacky parkour maps" are some of the best.

Maricraft. Hosted by female gamer Mari Takahashi on the ultra-popular gaming channel Smosh Games, Maricraft features mostly Let's Plays of spirited battles with her pals in wacky Minecraft worlds.
Best for: Older fans. Players swear, but the words are bleeped out and there's some juvenile humor.
Check out: In Splegg in Your Face!, Mari and friends pummel each other with spleggs (Minecraft eggs).

TheDiamondMinecart. Hosted by twentysomething Dan Middleton of Northamptonshire, England, TheDiamondMinecart is popular for its wide variety of entertaining, creative videos. The videos' quality across all genres (Let's Play, mod reviews, characters, and so on) has made it one of the most highly subscribed-to and most highly viewed channels on YouTube.
Best for: More experienced players; the offerings are pretty advanced, but they're mostly clean.
Check out: The Hunger Games video wherein DiamondMinecart takes on Stampy has a fun twist at the end.

CaptainSparklez. With one of the biggest audiences on YouTube, CaptainSparklez dazzles with his technically advanced worlds and warm, entertaining commentary. Recently purchased by Disney-owned Maker Studios, CaptainSparklez is beloved as much for his intricate, atmospheric, and complex worlds as for his parody videos.
Best for: Experienced players who can grasp the technical jargon. He can get a little edgy, too.
Check out: His Super Modded Survival Series takes fans on an epic adventure full of dungeons, new dimensions, and mighty foes.

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Parent written by MommaK21

My son loves Minecraft videos but sometimes its so hard to just let him watch without sitting right there. We found FGeeTV is good, and there's a new channel LilZTV that makes cute Minecraft LEGO and Minifigures videos for younger kids.
Kid, 12 years old

ParkerGames is also kid friendly. He tells a lot of homes, and plays Minecraft. He has said a couple a bad words, but they are censored, and he had a couple of innapropriate videos, but he warns people that they aren't meant for younger viewers.
Teen, 13 years old written by Chiifox

A few years ago I used to watch a youtuber called "Seri! Pixel Biologist!". She ran a minecraft series where she builds a zoo in minecraft using lots of mods, and I checked a few days ago out of interest and it's an enormous series with hundreds upon hundreds of videos now. She's very sweet and doesn't use language in her videos, and she has a biology degree so you can learn things about plants and animals. Other than her very big minecraft zoo series, she also has so, so many more video game playlists related to animals and plants. I'm not quite sure why she does not even have 200K subscribers yet. All of her videos are clean, worst language you'll ever hear is "crap, dang it", etc. and what I like is that the educational part of her videos isn't forced, there are just little facts and cool things about the natural world here and there, like, say, if she's building a red wolf zoo exhibit she will talk a little about the red wolf's habitat, I now know they are endangered since watching her videos. She is an amazing Youtuber and I recommend her minecraft videos if your kids like animals and minecraft :) if you like the series please let me know by replying to my comment!
Adult written by Richard O.

Hello, My son is really into Minecraft and has been watching a few shows here and there. I been trying to find one that does some learning in it, so I don’t feel like he is just watching a show and not getting nothing out of it and I don’t feel like that dad that just lets him watch youtube. I have found one called Leo the Leopard - www.youtube.com/channel/UC7c_fCKIlhZbEtwHJ0xJwNg This Leo does spelling and math for little kids minecraft. It's pretty fun to watch (thats what he says).
Parent written by Lindsay B.

DANTDM (TheDiamondMinecart) needs to be taken OFF this list! He does sex videos of Minecraft characters. He does videos of mature games with murdering and other things. My son is 7 and he is obsessed with DanTDM. That is until if found searches on his YouTube for sex videos. Like "DANTDM sex" "Little Kelly and her sister have sex" etc. When asked about it he says he stumbled on it when watching a DANTDM video and was curious. So I searched DANTDM channel only to find Minecraft porn! !! Disgusting! And it taught my son about sex before I had a chance to have a conversation with him about it. Now, he is heavily monitored in what he watches and is only allowed Kid YouTube when on mobile (not that it is filtered much better but it has a blocking feature). Take DanTDM off here!!!
Teen, 13 years old written by Moonstar2024

There are fake DANTDM profiles out there, his real profile doesn't contain that stuff. To find the real DANTDM look for a check mark next to his username.
Parent written by TheButterBuddy S.

I honestly like popularmmos, but they use the Lord's name in vain too much. So I've since switched my kids to ThaDaddie&ThaTweetie and have found I really like them.
Parent of a 2 and 5 year old written by Ciarra M.

My son loves all of these, also FgeeTV! They all inspired him to create his own video and begin learning how to edit videos! If you have a second, check out his work! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyrxDzel94I
Adult written by Autumn S

I'm really loving ThaDaddie&ThaTweetie. They even have their kids play with them in some videos! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLOfROth3PinwHP3TWhNsRg
Teen, 13 years old written by OrangetangyOrka

I would like to recommend choochoosgaming he's an awesome YouTuber I would say he's like stampy but for the older kiddies 10+, I'd say, he also has the best accent and voice ever! he shouts a bit though so don't listen to him to loud with headphones.
Parent written by mom of two amaz...

DANTDM has been hacked by many look alikes that put in nudity and sexualized content. Be careful when your kids are looking for his work The REAL DAN TDM will have a little check mark (verified button) by his name and his content is clean. AtlanticCraft, Popular MMO's, and Captain Sparkles all use foul language and the Lord's name in vain.
Adult written by Protos V.

I am new to Minecraft Youtube by my content is family friendly and always will be. If your kids are adamant on watching Minecraft videos on Youtube then search for my channel "ProtosVault" and have have a look. I find that integrity is more important than search rankings and popularity so making sure my content is child friendly doesn't stop at the video, I also moderate all media channels accessible on my channel. This includes daily blocks on sensitive ad placements regardless of how much they pay and I even check all my social media platforms block sensitive media and information too. While I am here, I am disappointed to see that this list is simply a copy + paste of the highest ranking Minecraft Youtubers without any thought put into it. Anyone who had done even the slightest bit of research would have put Ethoslab, iSkall85, Welsknight Gaming, Mumbo Jumbo, GoodTimesWithScar, cubfan135, xisumavoid, JoeHillsTSD and Rendog onto this list! Hope this helps and don't forget to hit those Like & Subscribe buttons to let those content creators know that they are still doing the right thing! :)
Teen, 13 years old written by Jawii

Most of these are good whoever, I did notice that xsiuma occasionally says "damn" or "dammit" you did only put hermitcraft players... With the exception of etho, who has only played 27 total episodes of hermitcraft. I I do agree that it is disgusting that they only picked bigger YouTubers, even if they are not necessarily child oriented. Maybe common sense needs to figure things out, and do real research, or by the year 2020, the list will contain PewDiePie, ERB, leafyishere, luna, and nigahiga.
Educator and Parent written by Shirlane K

WARNING about Dan TDM Latest Video. Dan has truly disappointed me . His latest video was nothing Game or Minecraft related. It was a video of him trying to destroy a toy called a Hatchimal. It was a Cute Pink toy. In the end, he Torched it with a flame! My child ran to me crying. She was truly disturbed. Too bad for Dan as he was kid friendly, well maybe for 10 and up. He should have stuck with his game tutorials. The kids are no longer allowed to watch his program now.
Kid, 9 years old

I seen that video! I wouldn't say its inappropriate... why do you think it is inappropriate?
Parent of a 5 and 10 year old written by Adam C.

I'm here for one reason--to ask why DanTDM is on a "kid friendly" list. I went to his channel and was appalled by the video thumbnails alone.. 3 or more of them had partial nudity. Animated woman in a thong, a real picture of giant breasts in a bra, and several others. You guys should re-think having him on this list.
Parent written by mom of two amaz...

Guessing you were viewing one of the terrible copycat/hackers that use his name and face to get hits on their videos. It's a BIG problem for Youtubers. Real DanTDM does NOT contain nudity/sexualized content. If you look at the box that contains the logo and name for the Youtuber, you should see a little gray box with a checkmark. That's Youtube verification that they are who they are claiming to be. Fake videos won't have the check mark and they will have their comment sections blocked. Hope this helps!
Kid, 10 years old

DanTDM is definitely my favorite! Kids might also like this channel.There is minecraft and roblox and no swearing! https://gaming.youtube.com/channel/UCXYT9YcFa-Ekz7g6qagXY8Q
Adult written by Em N.

Omg!!! I can not believe how INAPPROPRIATE some of these videos are!!!! Little kelly Minecraft just encouraged baby Ellie to keep her crush (on a dog) secret from Mom and Dad!! **Episode FORBIDDEN LOVE Then, in *Dad cheats on Mom...they follow him to a park where they overhear a woman tell him she's going to have his baby!!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!
Parent of a 5 year old written by Retro Boys Gaming W.

My son fell in love with Stampy early this year and really wanted to do his own show. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLKhobeusI2R7yQi2YVrIQA Sometimes he copies something Stampy did or we play some Mario games to mix it up - all with lots of laughs. Anyways it's a super small channel but if your looking he'd love if you gave his show a try as he'd love some feedback on what he is doing. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLKhobeusI2R7yQi2YVrIQA
Teen, 13 years old written by TrojentTube

btw parents I you want to know what channels are best for your kids,READ THIS. DanTDM:good for a semi mature audience(at least his more violent videos.). Language: mostly crude, like "crap", and "geez". PopularMMOS: recommended for a mature audience(as his videos usually contain high profanity and swearing.) Language: Large amount of language, not recommended by me. StampyCat:good for an age group of maybe 5-10 years old Language:Previously used a lot of foul language on his channel, "stampylongnose", but doesn't anymore due to a kid audience. TBNRFRAGS/prestonplayz:Like Dan, his channel is good for a semi mature audience. Often he does minecraft pvp(player vs player.),so his channel may not be the best for your kid right now. Language:on very rare occasions, he has used foul language. Usually though, his "language" is crude(crap,fudge,and heck), so it shouldn't be that much of a problem.
Teen, 13 years old written by ForceFriend

Hey, you must've done this a long time ago, but Pat and Jen now never swear and are very family friendly, they are my favorite YouTubers
Parent of a 5 year old written by Retro Boys Gaming W.

Very good review. You are correct - I see Popular MMO a lot on - for kid forums and I don't understand how the profanity is not noticed by more people. Great job and very thorough review.
Teen, 13 years old written by TrojentTube

Actually DanTDM Has cussed once, although I'm pretty sure that was the only time, and he was using the word b***h in a literal term, not to another person.
Parent written by Michael with a M H.

PhineousRage's Minecraft for Kids series taught my son (and me) how to play. We've watched them several times each. "Can I watch a Phin?" https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3r3ek3fMW0_emZ7NgaWv1xkcFs6TibQy
Adult written by Chris B.

My kids love Ella Awesome (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzB1JTtobK4OihknO37mag). She's 7 years old and surprisingly great at Minecraft!
Teen, 15 years old written by Ting2001

We love the channel- MangoTango Minecraft Roleplay and Roblox (http://bit.ly/MangoTangoRoleplays) Mango creates a mini-movie with Minecraft (e.g. Yandere Middle School, FNAF word, Charlie Brown Adventures, Who’s Your Mommy, Who’s your daddy, Baby flu and baby Pokémon Go (http://bit.ly/WhosYourMommy). Mango never speaks F word and he always inspires kids to do well in school and to create our own videos (be creative and kind). I and my sister got A in Math (inspired by Mango). Mango videos are very educational, inspiring and entertaining- We can’t stop laughing by watching Mango videos. Mango said "Be yourself and do anything if cause no harm). Mango told us "do what you love, do what you are good at and do what is useful for the world" and money cannot buy your happiness.
Parent of a 11, 14, and 17 year old written by Lindy S.

I also like little Kelly minecraft, Denis- Roblox and more, and Sugar Snails Minecraft.
Teen, 15 years old written by Ting2001

Kelly is good but Denis - not sure (I don't like the thumbnail with a knife sticking through his head- just to much blood) no need to promote violence?
Educator and Uncle written by Dave B

Hi all, I think this is a great article btw!! I feel like I must vouch for LittleLizardGaming, they are fantastic and my children love them. The twins from Ireland have set up a whole little club with all of their friends who are committed to maintaining their 100% kid friendly status. Besides from having my children and sometimes myself keeled over with laughter, some of their other channels, like Little Kelly, do educational videos that raise awareness for the importance of staying safe online and the effects of bullying. Hope this helps :)
Adult written by Roy B.

To all parents, My son loves Minecraft and enjoys watching videos as well, yet we are all facing the same problem of inappropriate Minecraft videos. I did some searching on the web, and found www.cleanminecraftvideos.com . Their site has over 300 Minecraft videos, and they claim all of their videos are completely appropriate. Their site is completely free, which makes it all the better. My son's favorite YouTuber is Coestar, and Clean Minecraft Videos 100+ Coe's Quest episodes. I think all parents should check out their wesbite. cleanminecraftvideos.com
Teen, 15 years old written by TheGamerGirl

PopularMMOs is not a bad YouTube channel. I have been watching it since I was 8 and it is never a problem! PrestonPlayz throws around "fudge" so definitely for older kids.
Kid, 9 years old

I just love paul and I think that they should make a tube heros of him he's totally under rated
Educator and Parent written by corbeild

My daughters also enjoy DanTDM (The Diamond Minecart). So much so, that my 8 year-old daughter wanted to start her own Minecraft YouTube channel modelled after DanTDM's channel. Our plan was to make her channel entertaining, humorous, educational, and 100% appropriate for all ages. Her channel can be found by typing "Love_Lights channel" in the YouTube search bar. Who knows, maybe one day her channel will make this list!
Educator and Parent written by April Mcalister

Great list of Youtube channels. I really like the ones created by kids like April McAlister. Her videos are kid friendly and you dont have to worry about cuss words and such. She has a great series that includes other young collaborators from across the net. It's a fairly new channel but has been picking up a lot of viewers.
Parent written by ChristopherA 3

My son wrote his own Minecraft book at age 8. Book 2 is out now on Amazon. He is 9yrs old with his own youtube channel. No bad language and talks and friends with only children around his age. Exciting videos. Check him out here, his videos & book info: https://youtu.be/5f01pEPqcdk
Parent written by DacusvilleDudes

Well, too bad we didn't make the list. We are a relatively new channel but I was tired of having to hear my wife scold my son constantly for watching videos when the creators would drop an F bomb or many other curse words. Many, knowing that children watch these videos but couldn't care less. So my son and I started our own Youtube Channel called Dacusville Dudes. We also do Roblox videos as well. But you can rest assured that your children won't be exposed to any off the wall themes nor any bad language. Our channel is still growing so please tell other families you know about our channel that still care about what their children are hearing. Thanks!
Parent written by Royster

Another one that we have enjoyed is a recent series of adventures, mini games, and tutorials by a father and son. Www.ReidTDR.com/Show or search Reid TDR on YouTube. Hope you enjoy it too!
Adult written by wizardkeen

DO check out Wonder Quest - educational Minecraft with Stampy and Wizard Keen https://www.youtube.com/user/Wonderquest - aimed at grade 2 & 3 and season 2 is comig soon - I know shamless plug but as a parent myself I am continually looking for safe places for my son to watch and engage with content...
Parent written by minecraftparent01

Some of these channels appear to be kid friendly but often times have swearing or adult themes in them. I was watching The Bajan Canadian and The Diamond Minecart with my kids and I heard swearing and things I don't want me children to hear. While I was searching for channels that are completely clean I came across this one: Seejaykay Gaming https://www.youtube.com/user/seejaykayllc I have never heard anything of question and my kids love them! What is also nice about them is that they have an app you can download from the AppStore called MineVid. It allows your kids to be able to watch Minecraft videos in a safe place without other suggested videos that pop up to click on. They also run a Minecraft server that kids can play on and they do not tolerate any bad language or bullying. My kids talk about how if someone says anything mean or tries to bully someone they are kicked off of the server. This might sound harsh to some but I am thankful there is a safe place online for my kids. Thank you for your time!
Adult written by joycekb

The Diamond Minecart, Dan Middleton shoul deffinately be brought to account. My son who is 10 has always watched stampy, now he is to my horror watching "who's the daddy" vidoe's, which start off by saying something like, "now mums gone" what can the baby get up to, the one ive just watched the baby plugged in a toaster in the bathroom and threw it in the bath which was full.........really bad, the other i saw my son watching set the crawling baby on fire. Im not a happy mum and want to block all his baby videos. Do anyone know what address id use for all the baby video site?...........The reason im not blocking Dan Middleton completely YET, is because my son really likes him and he stampy ones and he takes change very badly, i need to prepare him for a full block ,if necessary.
Teen, 15 years old written by ArcticLava21

Hmm, it probably should of mentioned that Diamond Minecart is better for slightly older audiences. I don't think you should block him completely. The DiamondMC offers some great mod showcases. Try to get him into those. As a child, I would watch those one after the next. They got me interested in designing my own! Unfortunately with the Internet, your kid might know a LOT more than you think, just as I did. :'-( But it all depends on maturity and how much he's searched. Sit down and talk with him about it, tell him not to be embarrassed, or say that your not mad. He's getting older, you two might be able to connect with what's happening and decide what's best, since I don't personally know him. (I will warn you though, it's not just the violence that makes it.. not so great for kids. There IS a dildo in the chest up in the bedroom in the "Who's your daddy" game, but I'm not sure if he found that yet) In conclusion, Dan really has an awesome channel for kids, with a few inappropriate game playthroughs, although he isn't too inappropriate himelf. He may be a little better for older audiences.
Parent written by firb

I disagree with PopularMMOs. I was watching with my kids today and Jen said "They are too overp***s.". He said he wouldn't censor that because 'it was too funny'. Even for older children (mine are 8, 13 and 15), it's still inappropriate.
Teen, 13 years old written by Jawii

ha ha, realy? one, get your quote right and, please sight your sources, two, you obviously are not a gamer or you would know that OP stands for "Over Powered" OPness not overpenis
Parent written by jlub

The Diamond Minecart (DanTDM) should be taken off the list. He plays a lot of games like "Turbo Dismount" which are about characters getting crushed and dismembered. Not kid friendly at all. I finally pulled the plug on DanTDM when my kid watched a video where Dan was apparently eaten by a giant, got pooped out and saw the giant's genitalia.
Parent written by jlub

As I write this, the current video on DanTDM's channel is "Baby drowns in washing machine".
Teen, 15 years old written by KirbyWarrior12

Please rewatch that video. You don't see any genitalia in that video or in of his videos. Turbo Dismount has no blood and the violence isn't realistic.
Parent written by TomAndDan

If you are looking for a child friendly Minecraft Channel, created by children for children then checkout the Tom&Dan Channel. A growing kids channel that is closely monitored by parents, keeping it safe for kids to watch. http://www.youtube.com/c/TomDanChannel
Educator written by maddox121

70th comment- If your kids love Roblox there IS some series that don't cuss (except heck, and dang) and keep it G.
Parent written by NoobDad

Hi all, I have a Minecraft channel, don't cuss and keep themes PG. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcA_sCQrOd4
Teen, 13 years old written by Jawii

ohhhh, he said stupid, call youtube, shutdown his Chanel, call the police because this person is spreading hate and encouraging violence do not watch! ha ha, relay?!? You must not send your child to school, for fear that his impressionable mind might be permanently damaged by one of his peers saying dumb. Keep up the good work NoobDad
Parent written by Vvenang1

I disagree. I feel that Stampy and Squid Nugget videos use the word KILL much too much for their videos to be considered kid friendly. We have banned these videos in our house.
Teen, 13 years old written by Ailtonic

To be honest, we probably use the word "kill" in our daily life, like "Kill that insect!!!" Stampy and Squid are probably the most kid-friendly Minecraft youtubers you'll ever get. Their videos are targeted at young children, and as a teen I can't really stand how childish he is, so if the word "kill" is an issue, really, there isn't any better Minecraft channel to watch because the game always involves slaying zombies or monsters or things like that.
Parent written by firb

In minecraft, you die and the word 'kill' is used many times so I don't think that'd be an issue. :)
Teen, 15 years old written by KirbyWarrior12

Really? The word kill is the problem? They must hear the word "kill" on TV and in movies, so what's the problem with it on YouTube? Stampy and Squiddy are both very much targeted at young children, and are pretty much unbearable for older fans. It's just a word.
Parent written by kenisis290

My son has been playing Minecraft for over a year and has just started a child friendly Minecraft channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAVXuLlNls-mOb15_nMDE3g He's working on creating lots of 'lets play' videos on good maps, redstone videos and notification videos on his own adventure map RAINBOW. Thanks for checking it out. Kids could be spending a lot worse things than playing Minecraft occasionally :)
Kid, 9 years old

Just don't let your kid's watch stampy's older videos. I watched his let's play of the walking dead when I was 5!
Adult written by EMCNC

Parents, be cautious of the many Minecraft Sex mods available to your kids on Youtube. They know all about them. Honestly, get your kid involved in something else. I know too many families whose kids started out playing Minecraft (yes, for hours a day, it's so fun and educational they say!). These kids have all moved on to some pretty crazy, violent and oversexualized games. The time spent video gaming is not beneficial and can actually be harmful to your child. Is he/she becoming a better person, with skills that will benefit their adult life? The answer is probably NO!
Teen, 13 years old written by Jawii

Video games, as long as regulated to 2 hours or less can help, there are plenty of benefits of gaming. 1. THEY’RE PRODUCING BETTER SURGEONS. While you may think you want your surgeon reading up on the latest medical research instead of playing games, you might want to reconsider: a study of laparoscopic (small incision) specialists found that those who played for more than three hours per week made 32 percent fewer errors during practice procedures compared to their non-gaming counterparts. 2. THEY MAY HELP PEOPLE OVERCOME DYSLEXIA. Some research points to attention difficulties as being a key component of dyslexia. One study has shown dyslexics improved their reading comprehension following sessions of games heavy on action. The reason, researchers believe, is that the games have constantly changing environments that require intense focus. 3. THEY COULD IMPROVE YOUR VISION. “Don’t sit too close to the television” used to be a common parental refrain without a lot of science to back it up. Instead, scientists are discovering games in moderation may actually improve—not strain—your vision. In one study, 10 weeks of play was associated with a greater ability to discern between different shades of grey. Another had participants try to play games using only their “lazy” eye, with the “good” one obscured. Those players showed significant, sometimes normalized improvement in the affected eye. 4. YOU MIGHT GET A CAREER BOOST. Because certain genres of games reward and encourage leadership traits—providing for “communities,” securing their safety, etc.—researchers have noted that players can display a correlating motivation in their real-world career goals. Improvising in a game can also translate into being faster on your feet when an office crisis crops up. 5. PLAYERS CAN BECOME FASCINATED WITH HISTORY. Many games use actual historical events to drive their stories. Those characters and places can then spark a child’s interest in discovering more about the culture they’re immersed in, according to researchers. Parents who have obtained books, maps, and other resources connected to games have reported their children are more engaged with learning, which can lead to a lifetime appreciation for history. 6. THEY MAKE KIDS PHYSICAL. While some games promote a whole-body level of interaction, even those requiring a simple handheld controller can lead to physical activity. Sports games that involve basketball, tennis, or even skateboarding can lead to children practicing those same skills outdoors. 7. THEY MAY SLOW THE AGING PROCESS. So-called “brain games” involving problem-solving, memory, and puzzle components have been shown to have a positive benefit on older players. In one study, just 10 hours of play led to increased cognitive functioning in participants 50 and older—improvement that lasted for several years. 8. THEY HELP EASE PAIN. It’s common to try to distract ourselves from pain by paying attention to something else or focusing on other body mechanisms, but that’s not the only reason why games are a good post-injury prescription. Playing can actually produce an analgesic (pain-killing) response in our higher cortical systems. The more immersive, the better—which is why pending virtual reality systems may one day be as prevalent in hospitals as hand sanitizer. 9. YOU’LL MAKE NEW SOCIAL CONNECTIONS. Gamers are sometimes stigmatized as being too insulated, but the opposite is actually true. The rise of multi-player experiences online has given way to a new form of socializing in which players work together to solve problems. But studies have shown games can also be the catalyst for friends to gather in person: roughly 70 percent of all players play with friends at least some of the time. 10. THEY MAY IMPROVE BALANCE IN MS SUFFERERS. Since it is a disorder affecting multiple nerves, multiple sclerosis patients often have problems with their balance—and no medications have been conclusively proven to help. However, one study showed that MS patients who played games requiring physical interaction while standing on a balance board displayed improvement afterward. 11. YOU’LL MAKE FASTER DECISIONS. We all know someone who seems to have a faster CPU than the rest of us, able to retrieve information or react in a split second. For some, that ability might be strengthened through gaming. Because new information is constantly being displayed during play, players are forced to adapt quickly. In one study, players who were immersed in fast-paced games were 25 percent faster in reacting to questions about an image they had just seen compared to non-players. 12. THEY MIGHT CURB CRAVINGS. Players preoccupied with indulging in overeating, smoking, or drinking might be best served by reaching for a controller instead. A university study revealed a 24 percent reduction in desire for their vice of choice after playing a puzzle game. 13. THEY’LL REDUCE STRESS. While some games are thought to induce stress—especially when you see your character struck down for the umpteenth time—the opposite can be true. A major study that tracked players over six months and measured heart rate found that certain titles reduced the adrenaline response by over 50 percent. 14. GAMERS MIGHT BE LESS LIKELY TO BULLY. Though the stance is controversial, some researchers have asserted that action games may reduce a bully’s motivation to—well, bully. One study that had players assume the role of both the hero and villain showed that those controlling the bad guy’s behaviors displayed a greater sense of remorse over their actions. 15. THEY CAN HELP ADDRESS AUTISM. Gamers using systems that incorporate the entire body to control onscreen movement have been shown to be more engaged in celebrating victories with their peers, which runs counter to the lack of communication people with autism sometimes present. A study also showed that sharing space with multiple players can also lead to increased social interaction for those with the disorder. http://mentalfloss.com/article/65008/15-surprising-benefits-playing-vide...
Teen, 15 years old written by KirbyWarrior12

Please re-check your research. Gaming, as long as it's for no more than 2 hours a day, has many benefits. It has been known to increase reaction time and problem solving abilities. Even shooters are beneficial, as they're not just violent, lots of strategy and skill go into excelling in these types of games.
Kid, 12 years old

Sqaishey quack should be added to this list, she's stampy and squids friend and posts great videos and promotes gaming to girls.
Kid, 12 years old

If your kids are young don't let them watch stampy or squids older videos as they contain swearing.
Kid, 12 years old

I love stampy and squids videos even though they are recommended for little kids I find it interesting and funny. I would recommend them to girls and boys.
Teen, 13 years old written by BlazingPixels

ZexyZekPlays/ZexyZek is good, I've only ever heard him say the D word once and I was very surprised, but that wasn't in any of his Minecraft videos. Ssundee is pretty good, he's probably good for 10+. Aphmau is good for all ages, in my opinion. Welp, there are 3 Minecraft YouTubers kids can watch.
Parent of a 12 and 15 year old written by Mr.Pixels

My son, who is 12, makes funny and kid friendly Minecraft videos on his own channel: https://www.youtube.com/teletwix He mostly plays Mineplex and other servers with his friends. There's a lot of silly banter, and likes to help other kids to learn more about games on Minecraft servers.
Parent written by MiaKay

My son has been watching Stampy. Just heard "f*** that" and "bloody hell" (twice) in the same video. I assumed he was harmless too. But time for a switch.
Kid, 12 years old

Stampy used to swear in videos when he didn't know that kids watched (when he started youtube) but if you watch the new videos they are appropriate for all ages. I watch him all the time and it's swear free. Hope it helped.
Parent written by JasonF 1

Hi Mia. He did swear in his early videos but then he realized that he was becoming popular with children and stopped. I think this occurred around episode 19.
Adult written by fireflytr

I found a good you tuber who doesn't swear, search for B Jaws -he does lots of minecraft, very family friendly gamer, my kids like his channel and I don't mind them watching it cause its pg rated. I don't have the link but I think you can find it if you search for B Jaws.
Parent written by TimothyM 2

My kid loves Stampy and Creepers, she helped me create this Family Friendly blog for Creepers. CreepersBeCreepin.com
Parent written by MiaKay

My son has been watching Stampy. Just heard "f*** that" and "bloody hell" (twice) in the same video.
Parent written by KCGAMETV

Hi guys, I am a father who just started playing Minecraft with my son. I never really played before so we decided to start a family friendly channel. We only have a couple videos but we will be adding them weekly. Please stop by and check it out. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpF8el5zvOmjeX16IYFFQow Great List here. Thanks again
Teen, 15 years old written by FourTec

PSJR ( Paulsoaresjr) dosn't make minecraft content anymore :/ . He says he will but that was in January. He does ARK and a lot of indie games now. Though his survive and thrive videos did help me a lot when I was starting.
Kid, 12 years old

I would HIGHLY and Gladly advise looking up VenturianTale because he is Christian and plays with his three christian siblings he plays more than just Minecraft. He plays Garry's Mod and tons of other games. https://www.youtube.com/user/VenturianTale (Side Note: I have a youtube channel youtube.com/c/xnanoxplaysmc yes I am clean for kids close to my age but I don't swear)
Parent written by komaaron

My 8 year old son and I have created a kid-friendly website that showcases safe minecraft videos! You'll find many of these youtubers from this list and other kid-friendly minecraft youtube videos on http://kidsofminecraft.com!
Parent written by beachdaddy

My Daughter (seashell girl) who's currently going into the 3rd grade just started creating Minecraft videos. They are age appropriate for young kids and she doesn't curse, is funny and imaginative. Hope kids enjoy them! Check them out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh6VIJx21e-WS3Yc9g03jQA
Parent written by ctrattuk

My kids (age 6 and 9) watch Stampy and Dan TDM a lot, but they've also started watching a guy called Frithgar who does minecraft videos. He's quite new so hasn't done a lot of stuff yet (just over 100 videos) but he's worth a look. No swearing and he says that he only plays family friendly games so you don't need to worry about him reviewing games that are too graphic!
Parent written by MiaKay

My son has been watching Stampy. Just heard "f*** that" and "bloody hell" (twice) in the same video.
Kid, 12 years old

My brother watches most of these, I don't. The only YouTuber(s) I watch are RejectedShotgun, Gamecrown, and my personal favourite Bunsfactory, the only episodes you want to watch (the other videos they make might swear) is The Haunted Minecraft. This is a sweet journey of friendship, to save Armen. Hope these YouTubers in the series (no other series they make) get added to the list!
Parent written by brandon24

There is also a great one that is not on this list, JustJosh. He uploads Minecraft every week and engages with the Viewers that comment, I haven't heard him Swear yet which is good. He seriously is going to become a great YouTuber my 11 Year old Son is glued to his Videos I totally recommend him to anyone looking for a safe and entertaining environment
Adult written by kizerk

There is another great one not on this list. It is called iHasCupquake. She does lets plays with various games, and I haven't heard her swear yet.
Teen, 13 years old written by LilacGaming

Ihascupquake does swear in some videos. If you have kids , keep them in the Minecraft videos AND NO LIFE IS STRANGE. If you let them watch that be prepared for tons of cussing.
Teen, 13 years old written by LilacGaming

Ihascupquake does swear in some videos. If you have kids , keep them in the Minecraft videos AND NO LIFE IS STRANGE. If you let them watch that be prepared for tons of cussing.
Teen, 13 years old written by LilacGaming

Ihascupquake does swear in some videos. If you have kids , keep them in the Minecraft videos AND NO LIFE IS STRANGE. If you let them watch that be prepared for tons of cussing.
Parent written by GenXmom76

I would not recommend CaptainSparklez for kids younger than teens. I was just watching one of his non-minecraft videos that my 7 year old son likes to watch and one of CS's guest players said the f-word. I took his channel off the subscription list.
Parent of a 8 and 10 year old written by liligabor

Can you please add these highly popular "shows" to the Ratings section of Commonsense.org? That would be so helpful.
Kid, 11 years old

I think Thinknoodles should be on this list, he is a family friendly channel and he uploads every day.
Educator and Parent written by Bajantomorrow

Adam Clarke's Everyday Minecraft is really good. My seven year old and I love that he plays with his six year old son. That adds an extra dimension of fun to his videos.
Teen, 14 years old written by PokeWaffles42

This article is mostly accurate. It is wrong to say that BajanCanadian, TrueMU, and PopularMMOs are kid friendly. They all curse. A youtuber that should be on the list is Thinknoodles. His videos are 100 percent kid friendly. Go check his channel out!
Parent written by Minecraft Mom

Great post. Another really good site with a whole bunch of kid-friendly videos is MinecraftWiz.com. My husband and our 12-year-old son just put this site together as a way to share the best Minecraft videos in all sorts of categories. Our son has gotten really good at all sorts of things on Minecraft by watching many of the videos on the YouTube channels you mention in this post. A lot of those gamers' videos are on MinecraftWiz, and they're really well organized to help make finding them a lot easier. Plus, the videos are personally reviewed by a very responsible dad and a really knowledgeable kid. I know they’d really appreciate if you checked out their site…MinecraftWiz.com.
Parent written by Techparent

When my children discovered YouTube I was scared, but now they have grown with it. I suggest that you tell your kids ok if you hear bad words don't repeat them if you do your done if you want to watch YouTube you sit with me and watch it through. This has worked if they know what the bad words are, this is a bog dream of my son to make YouTube videos to entertain he said then it hit me YouTube is like tv there are some channels that are funny like TBS some that are serious like CNN or some that are meant for kids like Cartoon Network. Just let your kids have fun and dream don't put limits on things that you don't know the outcome of. Put safe search on if your still scared.
Parent written by monicas1

Hi! I had been letting my 6 y/o son watch Stampy. He learned about it from kids at school. I have listened to various episodes a number of times to make sure it was okay. Initially it seemed fine but one day I heard Stampy say d*mn and my sons grandmother said she heard Stampy say f*****g foot up his a**!!! She wrote it down to tell me. I don't know what episodes these were in. Has anyone else heard any inappropriate things?
Parent written by JasonF 1

When he realized kids were watching he stopped swearing. This was around episode 19 or so. Since that time he's created a lot of kid safe content and a special educational series called Wonder Quest.
Adult written by spacetimeadventure

The thing with Stampy is he started out doing lets play videos not focused on Kids at all.. he definitely has said the F-word in old videos. It's too bad he hasn't deleted his old videos with swearing, but he hasn't. All his new content is kid friendly, but sometimes it's hard to tell which are new and old videos when youtube suggests the next video. Being a parent as well I know this frustration well. My Partner and I have stated up a kid friendly channel called Spacetime Adventure please search for us on YouTube, Spacetime Adventure we work very hard at making fun kid friendly Minecraft videos. have a nice day!
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Kid, 11 years old

I have a YouTuber who is one of the rares who if someone cusses in one of his videos He Blurps them out with a beep sound his name is zexyzek I can't copy and paste his channel sorry I am using a iPhone so it's hard to copy but go to YouTube search and search Zexyzek and hit enter and watch him!
Parent written by tinat1

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Parent of a 5 and 6 year old written by jgwhite33

I created a site that only displays kid friendly videos of minecraft. I was tired of having to police what my kids clicked on in Youtube. Check it out here... http://kidfriendlyminecraftvideos.com/ Thanks!
Adult written by spacetimeadventure

We are a brand new Minecraft Channel, doing Survival Roleplaying Story " Max and Suzie crash landed their spaceship on the crazy world of Minecraft. Watch them try to survive and make there way through this crazy world... all the while hoping to find there space ship so they can get back home. This Channel is 100% Kid Friendly Content" http://www.youtube.com/spacetimeadventure
Kid, 11 years old

All these channels are great the ones I watch on the list is PopularMMOS DanTdm aka TheDiamondMinecart and CaptainSparklez which are all AWESOME but I have some recommended channels so here we go.... 1. Thinknoodles- Thinknoodles should be on the list because his videos are like a TV show and the minions are awesome like Kevin! He also has Ask Thinks on Mondays every week where he asks questions and you ask him questions! This is his channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChd1FPXykD4pust3ljzq6hQ 2. SSundee- SSundee should be on the list because his videos on his channel are Mods, The Sims 4 and of course MINECRAFT!! I would recommend this channel to 10+ This is SSundee's channel https://www.youtube.com/user/SSundee/featured
Kid, 12 years old

I would like to digest venturiantale and Ssundee. Both are Gerry kid appropriate. Venturiantale never swears but sometimes plays sketchy games. Ssundee is both child friendly and plays good games.
Parent written by katmom

ihascupquake is also great! She and DanTDM are my tween daughters favorite. ihascupquake also does DIY crafts and baking and tries out other games. We've watched quite a few of both of these Youtubers together.
Kid, 11 years old

What about Sundee? He doesn't swear and i prefer to suggest BajanCanadian more than Stampy.
Parent written by ronnis

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Kid, 12 years old

I don`t recommend showing Stampy`s early videos to young kids because they contain swear words. Only show the recent ones because he has stopped saying swear words along time ago.
Kid, 11 years old

What about Thinknoodles? His Minecraft series Think's Lab takes your normal everyday mod review and treats it like a TV show! There have been a few DanTDM crossovers, and the "show" includes characters like ThinksWife, the beloved Minions, and of course, Think himself! His other series Ask Think gives players (and children too) a chance to ask him questions. He will also ask the audience questions for them to answer. Also, he has put so much effort into keeping his videos kid-friendly that it's insane! So if you would like to try a kid-friendly channel on for size, take this guy into consideration.
Parent written by moesci

Yes, Thinknoodles is my son's second favorite next to The Diamond Minecart... Think does an excellent job at showcasing mods and the minions are a real trip. I can't recall ever hearing a profanity either. Not sure how it didn't make the list, but should be on top somewhere.
Educator and Parent written by samauden

Thanks, my kids have been playing most of the time on my ipad and has become ardent fan of Minecraft. Also, they are watching videos regularly in their free time.
Educator and Parent of a 3 and 7 year old written by Mamabear676

My 7 year old son loves TheDiamondMinecart. The guy (DanTDM) is funny and informative! I feel comfortable letting my child watch his videos. We watched a Stampy video once....and the profanity was insane! I couldn't believe it. We have not checked out his current videos.
Educator and Parent of a 10 year old written by Diane Main

Another YouTuber who puts out GREAT material that is really appropriate for kids is Adam Clarke (also English, like Stampy), whose YouTube channel is https://www.youtube.com/user/adamgorgeous -- and it contains lots of great ideas for new things to try in the game, as well as "Let's Play" videos, many of which also include his young son.
Parent of a 2, 6, 8, and 8 year old written by FowlerFan

You still have to be careful. My kids love Stamp's videos (admittedly they are wonderfully light entertainment). However, in some of his earlier ones, we have s**t and f***k - much to my horror. Since then, I've been pre-screening them before letting them watch them. What I suspect is that the odd swear word (and really was rare) is from his earlier videos, and not his most recent.
Adult written by spacetimeadventure

I know... It's a problem isn't it... That's why we have started our own series up that is produced specifically to be Kid friendly content. We can guarantee that there will never be a curse word. we even have swear filters for the comment section because Stampy's comment sections can be a nightmare of profanities.
Parent of a 8 and 11 year old written by TuesdayBear

My son said the same thing. He says he stopped watching Stamp's videos because he's heard bad words.
Educator and Parent of a 15 year old written by Caroline Knorr

Thanks for pointing that out. Previewing the videos or watching them with your kids -- just in case -- is a great way to go. I also suspect that many of the Minecraft channels are seeking a wider audience -- perhaps even off of YouTube as gaming becomes more mainstream and Minecraft is recognized for its educational value. Also, the channels are seeking sponsorships from companies who don't want to support the really edgy channels. Whereas Let's Plays used to be anything-goes (and many still are), several channels are making a sincere effort to clean up their acts.
Parent of a 12 and 13 year old written by Bizziemom

Yes! THANK YOU for posting this article! My sweet, affectionate kid has turned into a weekend Minecraft zombie that barely comes out of his room to eat and go to the bathroom. When he's not playing, he's watching YouTube videos. CaptainSparklez is his favorite and he's always talking about his videos. I"m glad to see he's on your list of kid-safe channels. Again, thanks for the article!
Kid, 10 years old

Minecraft sorta gets boring when you've done everything that you wanted to do when that happens I just wait for a new update
Parent written by peacefire1827

Thank you so much! My kids love to watch these but it's hard for me to preview them all first. Thanks for the helpful list!!!!
Teen, 16 years old written by Scantsundew

This is a good list but 2 who should be added are vintage beef who does play other games but plays ALOT of minecraft. He is mainly clean with a miled swear word here and there usually just says fffffff instead of the other. He does play gta as well so videos for younger children should be regulated. Another in Venturiantale they are a christian group of 2 brothers and 2 sisters who make there channel on playing no foul games and not using ANY foul language.
Parent of a 12, 12, and 15 year old written by smosher3

I forgot to add JeromeASF and Ssundee as both these gentlemen are great for kids to watch as well. Jerome is BajanCanadian's friend and gaming pal and is 1/3 of the "power move squad." Ssundee is part of Team Crafted, which also includes Jerome, BajanCanadian, Minecraft Universe and xRpMx13, the other 1/3 of the power move squad. All are great to watch, informative and entertaining. Note of caution: xRpMx13 is fine; however, sometimes he will play with others who are not as careful with their language and subject matters.
Parent of a 12, 12, and 15 year old written by smosher3

Please do not forget Ant Venom or Caveman films. These great guys have been on for years and they try really hard to watch their language and provide a really entertaining experience for the kids. I am so appreciative of their efforts in the past to know their audience.

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