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Adult Written byconnorm1 October 7, 2014
It is a great, resourceful site, however, some videos may be inappropriate for younger viewers.
Adult Written bygrizmaster1981 April 28, 2014

MANDATORY IFFY AD pollution

Even if you use youtube to teach your kids you get these iffy ads YOU CAN'T SKIP sometimes. Then they throw an ad in the middle of the video you are watching. I don't know how these companies do this but it contaminates what could be a perfect site to teach kids or allow them to watch cartoons. Somebody came in and polluted this website. Some of these ads push wine or alcohol or vapor cigarettes in videos that should be family friendly. And beware there could be privacy traps in some of these ads. If the site starts taking down these ads maybe I will put it okay for teens. It is mixed to say the least. Parents strongly cautioned.
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Parent Written bynorad91 April 6, 2014

flailing with YouTube

My children are pretty good about avoiding inappropriate material, but they keep stumbling upon videos that aren't suitable. I wish I could effectively block certain channels and content on YouTube. It bothers me that my children have become big fans of vloggers I don't know. I try to stay informed, but I just can't keep up.
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Parent Written by915071 May 8, 2013
Adult Written byAllie Pierson March 11, 2013

One of my favorite Websites, okay for big kids.

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Parent of a 8 and 12 year old Written bymeman February 19, 2013

depends on what u watch

{education, positive messages/role models[some videos are educational]}, some are entertaining, {violence; $ex; language; drugs [some are innapropro]}. {$ consumerism [ads appear before every video and usually have links to ads(ads can be skipped). also if you "subscribe to a channel" you start paying.]} {privacy [risky because some personel info can be released, especially by uploading]}. youtube has a filter, but it's easy to lie and bypass.(you can stop this). kids can use it, but monitor them. iffy for kids.
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Adult Written bylkjhb January 19, 2013

TOO MANY ADS!

Youtube is putting a commercial on every video now!!!
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Too much consumerism
Parent Written bylolboy55 January 14, 2013

watch out

might be bad videos but good ones to stay on the good ones (keep an eye out whats happening) :)
Parent of a 5, 6, 7, and 11 year old Written byAnEpicGuy December 7, 2012

YouTube is innocent

YouTube has everything, from people microwaving stuff to oranges that annoy and full My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic episodes. A lit of iffy stuff, but 11+ will be fine.
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Adult Written byTimTheTVGuy October 19, 2012

Overprotective much?

Youube is THE best way to watch videos! I LOVE YOUTUBE! Oh,and for you CSM,YT is safer than you think.The reason why it's iffy is because of the language some users put in their videos and comments.So yeah,YouTube is totally safe! THE USER MAKES IT DANGEROUS! GOSH!
Adult Written bysega31098 August 21, 2012

Great site, largely horrendous community

YouTube is a marvelous site that encourages creativity. However, please beware the comment sections and many videos. YouTube Comments are basically almost the scum of the internet. It is full of misinformation, trolls, racists, bigots, spammers, conspiracy theorists, etc. If you are to let your child or teen on, please turn Safety Mode on. I swear that reading those comments has made me lose faith in humanity. However, it is a good idea to enable comments for how-to videos, since they usually can contain very useful information from other well-meaning members. If you are teaching them tolerance, turn off comments for cultural videos, especially Africa and China videos: They are full of hate wars and such. Aside from the community, the site is actually pretty good. It hosts a lot of great info and even has a copyright system that on many videos allows you to host copyrighted material while they place ads on your screen. However, be wary of uploading most copyrighted content, as the company can give you a strike for it. 3 strikes and you're done. The video collection can also be quite explicit, hosting videos of graphic violence, and even borderline pornography. Also be wary of Animated Music Videos, parodies and fanfiction of kids shows: Many of them, especially My Little Pony ones, contain a lot of taboo subjects, sexual content, gore, etc. Another thing to be wary about are "screamers". These videos are frequently disguised as relaxing, brain teasers or subliminal message revealer videos. The best bet is not to let young children watch such videos before you watch it first. For teenagers, it can give them quite a thrill and a laugh as long as they're not squeamish. For ones who don't like reading big blocks of text, I'll provide a summary. It's great for everyone as long as you choose the right videos and avoid most of the comments.
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Parent Written byjonathanbd August 10, 2012

Recommended

Great website, very useful.
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Too much swearing
Adult Written byJEDI micah May 30, 2012

THE BEST WAY TO SHARE AND LOOK AT VIDEOS!!!

Without a doubt, YouTube is the most amazing website ever made! You can watch practically anything you want on it! Some videos, though, can be inappropriate for little kids. That's why parents should look at what's on YouTube before their kids do. But this is a fun website to visit and I love it!
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Parent Written bytreat02 May 22, 2012

Very good site, bad people

I really like this site, but just it does depend what you're looking at. Sometimes, when you're looking at something totally different, Youtube puts different video's then you want. And if that happens, children can see inappropriate things. Another thing, if a child types something in wrong, they could see something bad. I think 11-year-olds could be a good age for YouTube.
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Adult Written bybaba 1 May 13, 2012

Youtube

Contains m words, f words, b words, and s o a b words.
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Parent of a 5 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 April 29, 2012

youtube

High school: If teens are following the rules of good Internet behavior, you can allow them a certain level of independence in using YouTube. See why it's still important to remain vigilant about YouTube in the teen years.
Parent Written byICEYWARM April 10, 2012

YOUTUBE IS SAFE!

Depends what your looking up. There is a Safety Filter witch blocks thing's. Youtube is trying to change its image. I have picked 13 for that thing.
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Educational value
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Parent Written byhelper + March 17, 2012

good for all

i yous you tube all the time and i think it is fine to me.
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Adult Written bydarkay223 March 13, 2012

Good but not for under 12

its good for kids from 12 and up(because there are some contents not for above the 12) only the comercials ar a thing: diet commercials can make your kid very unsure about him/herself and about his/hers body.
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Too much consumerism
Adult Written byParranormalHour February 5, 2012

The right and wrong side of Youtube

There are some things on Youtube that children should not be watching, the comments on the videos are the worst in my opinion but depending on what you search. Something innocent can be dangerous or plan annoying (EX. Nyah cat - annoying) music videos can go either way. Also note that a video has to flagged (or have the user set) it to 18 or older which can be bypassed by a fake birthday.
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