YouTube: what parents need to know

YouTube

YouTube is a modern day phenomenon – a video sharing service owned by Google and enjoyed by millions throughout the world every day.

Children and young people love YouTube so much so that last year, Google launched a special child-friendly version, YouTube Kids, aimed at children under 13.

In a recent survey by Parent Zone, 52% of young people questioned said they would recommend a friend watch YouTube to cheer themselves up if they were feeling down.

Yet among all those cute cat videos, there is challenging and sometimes disturbing content that may be unsuitable for children and young people.

Click on the link below to read CEOP's comprehensive guide to everything parents need to know about YouTube.

 

Published May 2016

 

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