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YouTube: what parents need to know

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Kids can't get enough of Youtube. Read NCA-CEOP's comprehensive guide to everything parents need to know about it

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

‘52% of young people questioned said they would recommend a friend watch YouTube to cheer themselves up’

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 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 NCA-CEOP's comprehensive guide to everything parents need to know about YouTube.

Further reading

Setting filters on YouTube

YouTube Kids: a parent’s guide

 

The advice published on Parent Info is provided by independent experts in their field and not necessarily the views of Parent Zone or NCA-CEOP.

First published: May 2016

Updated: ​May 2018

 

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