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age 11+
 
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Kid, 9 years old March 26, 2010
age 10+
 

Wrong! Wrong! WRONG!

OK the common sense people are wrong. I know for a fact that youtube should be for age 10+. And it can't be iffy for 13 to ages 15. It should be inappropriate for ages 6 and under, iffy for 7 to 9, then age appropriate for ages 10+ OK so I cleared it up. Now I hope they take my advice and do what I say. They are very wrong.
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Teen, 13 years old Written byrobinrunner March 20, 2011
age 12+
 

viewers should stay cautious

Youtube can be an educational place or a place to get information through video. The only problem is anyone can upload one, with whatever innopropriate content they'd like. And once you see something through your eyes, it's hard to get out of your brain
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Kid, 11 years old March 4, 2011
age 8+
 

It depends on what you watch

Youtube is a good website, but is it inaproppiate? It really depends on what you watch. If your a parent and think that your child is looking up inaproppiate stuff on Youtube, then watch them the next time they're on. Other than that, it's an awesome website!!!!!
Teen, 16 years old Written byteamjacobgirl2.0 January 11, 2011
age 6+
 

Stop overreacting parents!

YouTube is one of those websites that is 100% unavoidable. Everyone has been on YouTube and even thought some comments\videos are going too far with drugs and things like that parents can't stop their kids from going on. I think YouTube is easy to get around and its fun to sit and watch weird and random videos. Defentily a great site and parents shouldn't overreact.
Kid, 12 years old August 3, 2010
age 10+
 

Be careful and you'll be fine

Youtube. It's on the same level of site as Google and Facebook. It has EVERYTHING. Educational how-tos. Trivia. Documentaries. Porn. Swearing. Drugs. It's a great site, by all means, but stick to what you know. When you do a search, stay on page one, where the videos you want are and you won't be tricked into an innapropriate video. Stick to searching topics you like and don't venture into topics "your friend told you about". When using Youtube, you just have to be smart and when you here a swear word or nudity or gore, turn that video off and find another one. Just be smart, and you'll be fine.
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Kid, 11 years old September 7, 2014
age 8+
 
LEARNING

YouTube is great

YouTube is pretty much the greatest website ever, I have a Youtube channel (kirbyswarpstar123), and my 8-year-old brother has a Youtube channel (Connor PizzaOnWheels). And if you have Safety Mode on it blocks inappropriate stuff from being seen by your kid. Totally awesome. I got my YouTube channel when I was 8, and if you let your 8-year old have a YouTube channel make sure they turn the comments off when they are uploading their video. Best video site ever.
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Kid, 12 years old March 8, 2014
age 17+
 
LEARNING

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO.

ITS BAD OK! 1 it has scared me so bad so bad I have learned bad words and all of that its not good for kid not al all trust me something's are ok but some are not like bad words and all of that its not very good for children ok parents look watch your children while watching YouTube to be safe if something happens its ok otherwise still it can be sad or mean so on and so on but please I have gotten so weird its weird so parents watch your children while watching you tube its just not a child friendly site ok thank you and god bless.
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Teen, 17 years old Written byhamstergurl09 May 31, 2011
age 13+
 

So Many Videos, So Little Time

Honestly, it's WAY too hard to classify YouTube as "appropriate" or "inappropriate" for certain age groups because it's so diverse. You'll notice I checked off all the little "What should other families know about this website?" options. There's too many different types of content to count! I couldn't say if it's "on" or "off" for any age groups(TAKE NOTE OF THE SENTENCE BEFORE THIS ONE WHEN SEEING THAT I RATED IT ON FOR 13, I DON'T NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THAT). In my personal opinion, YouTube is quite interesting.
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Teen, 13 years old Written bynsvv April 30, 2011
age 12+
 

Loads of great content and loads of bad content: only for mature children.

You've certainly heard all about YouTube, so there's no need to describe what it is. YouTube has got an incredible amount of fantastic, entertaining and educational user content, but this is balanced by a large amount of more inappropriate user content. You can't put an age rating on it because it depends on your child's maturity. If you trust them and know that they are sensible enough to make good decisions, by all means let them use it as it is an incredible invaluable resource. However, if you suspect that your child will negatively exploit it, keep it banned.
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Kid, 12 years old February 16, 2009
age 13+
 

It's awesome!! Why would you rate it ZERO STARS????????

OMG why do you rate everything bad???? just because it isnt good for kids doesnt mean its bad for teens or adults.
Kid, 10 years old April 21, 2013
age 11+
 

Maturity Matters, question the child

YouTube- that familiar video sharing sensation we've all heard of. This site depends on the maturity of the child. Like others have said, the videos you watch are either clean and educational, or dirty and worthless. I go on YouTube ONLY (with minor exepcions) to get the lyrics for pop songs I really like or to watch my art teacher teach magic window lettering for my homework. You have to put your child into consideration because its a win-lose situation. Can you really trust this person? Do you know they won't try to watch dirty videos? What do they really need to be on YouTube for? Do they need to be monitored while using this site? These are questions you have to answer. YouTube has inappropriate content, and we have to except that. But it can also be highly entertaining and educational, rewarding. I have never watched a bad video on YouTube, maybe because I am mature and like to make sure content I see is not inappropriate. But I like to watch the duck song, a cute little video. And what comes up in the related column? The retarded duck song. It's sad how a clean video like that has such a violent interpretation. Some people think its a joke,others like me hate it. Overall, it's honestly about maturity of the kid theirself. Hope I helped!
Kid, 11 years old August 6, 2012
age 18+
 

YOUTUBE IS WEIRD

IN ONE VIDEO A GUY DID A STUNT AND HE FORGOT TO WEAR HIS BUBBLE WRAP, HE ALMOST DIED!!!!!!!!!! REMEMBER TO WEAR BUBBLE WRAP KIDS, OR YOU WILL END UP LIKE THAT GUY!!!!
Kid, 11 years old September 17, 2011
age 10+
 

SAFETY MODE WAST OF TIME

Ok so the safety mode is a complete waste of time i mean one time when i used to have it on it didnt let me watch my most favorite funny video which was the game Left 4 Dead and no swear words at all no sexual content absolutely nothing bad (except for the zombie on fire) and then t let me see a video that had 30 f-bombs in like 5 seconds
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Teen, 15 years old Written bySouthparkfan August 22, 2010
age 10+
 

No matter who you are, you'll love this site

I love using this site so much. Wanna listen to music/music video without have to buy it off iTunes? Youtube it. Wanna watch parts of certain tv show's/episodes? Youtube it. Wanna watch a random video? Youtube it. True, there are people who complain about language, but it's always like this on these kinds of sites.
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Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byRenee5322 July 30, 2010
age 9+
 

Inappropriate things where you'd least expect them...

Obviously everyone knows what YouTube is by now. It's without a doubt one of the most popular sites for teens. But what about younger kids? If they're dead set on going on here, it would be best to watch them. Even if they are just going to watch an upload of a Dora episode they missed, some of the videos that come up on the front page are inappropriate. I can just imagine a curious kid clicking on one. The comments from other users can be seen on all videos. Some video uploaders don't allow comments, and there's also a button to hide them. But if you have an older kid who's planning to join YouTube and comment as well, be warned - there's A LOT of heartless users on there who use intense swearing and are just genreally rude. Lots of stupid "cat fights" occur in the comments also, with tons of cursing. Not only are the comments a problem, but so are the videos. Like I said, you can watch your kid or give them restrictions on what they can watch...but I have had a personal experiance that made me realize how unpredictable this site can be. Now, I did use to think that YouTube was a perfectly fine site as long as your kid didn't look up porn videos or something wacked like that. But one day, at my aunt's house I saw my twin 9 year old cousins were on YouTube. I came over to see what they were watching, and I was shocked. Apparently they had looked up videos about "Elmo kills Barney" or something like that. The video they were watching had Elmo trying to shoot Barney. I just thought, at the time, that this was just harmless. A little weird, but still harmless. Then I heard Elmo yell, "Shut the f*** up!" to Barney and then he started cursing up a storm. My cousins laughed and didn't seem bothered by it. I thought about just switching off the computer, but then they did anyway when my aunt called them for a snack. Then I realized that people can so easily stick a curse word or other inappropriate stuff into a video where you'd least expect it. I'll admit I kind of did see it coming in the Elmo video, but once my friend and I were watching an Animal Crossing video and the guy playing the game started cursing and having a fit. Oh, and guess what I heard one of my cousins say the other day? The F word. Hey, Elmo said it, right? *rolls eyes* I once even read a comment on some other forum (months ago; I have no idea what forum it was now) that once this one person discovered YouTube, their innocence was shattered and they learned about the "birds and the bees" shall we say. So, while Youtube had a lot of good videos, some educational even, it'd be your best bet to supervise a kid under 12.
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Too much violence
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Teen, 17 years old Written byPlayItSafe July 19, 2010
age 13+
 

It Depends

It all depends on what videos you watch. You could watch a kid friendly cartoon with nice comments on the video, or you could watch something like Shane Dawson with swearing and some negative comments in the comment section. Just look out for kids who are less than 13.
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Kid, 11 years old July 6, 2010
age 12+
 

Fine for ages 12+

This website is fine. You are supposed to stay away from the inappropriate videos.It's fine.
Teen, 13 years old Written byAnimeGirl-Nikki April 7, 2010
age 11+
 

I say that it's okay for tweens and up, but you should use your own judgement when it comes to your own kid

Youtube has been one of my favorite sites to visit and submit things to since I found out about it in '07. Just like the site's motto, Youtube is a place where you can 'Broadcast Yourself'. You can find educational, entertaining, and even inspirational videos on this site. However, like any site that has user-submitted material, there are some inappropriate things. Language in some videos and the comments of videos isn't always the cleanest. The content of certain videos may be violent or sexual. One of the good things is is the fact that you can use the Safety Mode feature to turn off anything that you don't want to be shown. And even if you don't use the Safety Mode, many videos that are overtly violent or sexual aren't available to users under 18. (Of course, people can lie about their age on their account, but if you set up the account with your child, you can ensure that this doesn't happen.)You can also flag or report videos that you may find offensive or inappropriate, and Youtube actually takes this into consideration and has actually suspended or shut down people on the site for posting the bad material. But all in all, Youtube is a great site to connect with other people who share your interests, entertaining yourself, and 'Broadcasting Yourself'.
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Kid, 10 years old November 1, 2009
age 11+
 

PARENTS, OVER HERE!

You can't judge youtube buy it's abilities. It all depends on your kid. You know your kid. Does she/he make good decisions? Does he/she like watching things not appropriate? You just have to trust your kid.
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Kid, 12 years old October 29, 2009
age 17+
 

great site

there are so many things your kids can find on youtube that are bad or inapropriet and there are many things they can find that is completly apropriet for there agelike dora the explore. here are examples of things they can find with one click that are completly inapropreat: desterbing videos off the holocaust, brintney spears music videos, people dancing around in there birthday suit, prisoner from jail fighting ECT. but here are some things they can find that are safe: dora the explorer, hannah montanah, webkinz, ECT. So think about it is this a site you want your kids on?????????? your answer is probably a mix right????????????????????? Well heres what you should do you should if you child is 1-9 years of age if they ask to go on youtube go on it with them and make sure they watch only what is appropreat. if your child is 10-13 years of age then they prbably dont want u to watch them over there shoulder so talk to them about what is apropreat and inapropreat to watch and set punishments if you catch them watching something they shouldent be like no allowence for a couple weeks or something. and if your child is 14-15 they pritty much know what they should and shouldent be watching so just keep an eye on them and once in a while remined them how dangerouse youtube can be and still set punishments if they watch something they shouldent and if they keep watching stuff they shouldent watch just say thats it no more youtube for you. if your child is 16 then give them lots of freedom when it come to youtube they are mature anough to know what to watch and do and what not to watch and do but still remind them every now and again how dangerouse the site can be. and if there 17 give them complete freedom dont remind them how dangerouse the site is dont set pusihments NOTHING! just let them make the good choices and the bad.
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