Website review by Conny Coon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Vast video site entertains, educates; iffy stuff abounds.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 328 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 1505 reviews

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age 8+

A once great platform for creativity, turned greedy corporate giant

1) Constant bombardment of random ads and No One bothers to check what they advertise. Porn ads on a cartoon video? sure why not. 2) Thousands of youtube channels who repeatedly beg their young audience to go buy something. 3) The website would rather promote music videos and political propaganda from official networks rather than wholesome creative videos. 4) And the worst recent change so far... Censorship of video rating. Want to know if the video you are watching is legitimate or good? Maybe it's a scam, maybe it's propaganda, maybe it entices violence and hate speech. Well too bad, you have no choice but to watch the video since YouTube disabled user rating via the Dislike button. 5) If you're a creator on the website you have to constantly deal with false copyright claims, bad algorithm and Police Bots that will falsely flag your videos.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
3 people found this helpful.
age 13+

Awesome thanks😊


This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
2 people found this helpful.

Website Details

  • Skills: Creativity: producing new content, Communication: multiple forms of expression, Tech Skills: digital creation, evaluating media messages, using and applying technology
  • Genre: Video Sites
  • Pricing structure: Paid, Free (YouTube Premium is an optional subscription ($11.99 per month) that offers ad-free and offline viewing.)
  • Last updated: October 20, 2021

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