YouTube reportedly building a version for kids under 10 years old

By Himanshu Arora · 13 replies
Mar 18, 2014
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  1. The content hosted on Youtube is pretty diverse. But while diversity is good, not all videos are suitable for all ages, especially for the younger ones. According to a  report published by The Information, the video site is developing a...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    This makes sense.
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,223

    Yes, it does make sense. When my daughter was a little younger she liked Dora the Explorer. On You Tube you'll find Dora clips right alongside the spoof called Conquista-Dora. It's funny, sure, but not for kids.

    It's also be good if they can put an English filter on. Kids shows on you-tube are often in different languages.
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  4. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,335   +843

    IMO kids under 10 years shouldn't even be on YouTube, or on computer, or phone, or tablet...
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    What happened to the days mom & pop packed a box full of tasty goodies, loaded us into the car and took us to the drive-in to watch shows like Mary Poppins & The Sound of Music? I wish my grand kids could experience something like that, it's far more fun and sociable than watching You Tube. I'm not convinced the quality of life has improved with the explosion of technology.
  6. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 1,923   +756

    Perhaps what the headline of this article should say is "YouTube reportedly building version to market to kids under 10 years old."

    I agree about sanitized content for impressionable viewers, however, I do not trust YouTube's motives. They are in business to make money, and if they can get the kids under 10 years old to pester their parents to buy them the crap they will see in the advertising, then YouTube has done its job.
  7. Wrong Nobina,
    My two kids started using a computer at 3 years old, got their own laptops at 5, and ipads at 7 and 9.
    Their primary school now has a compulsory ipad policy, every student in grade 5 and 6 has to have one.
    It’s called technology....
    Oh by the way, they are top of their class.
  8. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Guru Posts: 313   +67

    And befriend total strangers while circumventing porn filters!

    Seriously public television, why bother censoring swear words and removing nudity when there's the internet! Children are way more exposed so everything is futile!

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    Well public tv and internet are two different things lol. Most stuff on tv can be controlled. Internet is free reign. TV trying to stick to whatever traditional standards it has left.
  10. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,335   +843

    Technology just makes them dumber cause they get everything easy, also ruins their social life. It's not the same for everyone but mostly it is.
  11. Compulsory ipads for Grade 5 & 6 students! Hey Honey, looks like we are going to have to finance iPad's for the kids. Now they can spend more time by themselves playing Minecraft, while Mom and Dad aren't home cause they are too busy working to pay off the average American debt.
  12. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +113

    There is nothing wrong with a kid using these devices as long as a responsible adult is supervising them. Unfortunately there are too many parents that use the devices as babysitters rather than helping them understand the uses of the devices.
  13. tobeportable

    tobeportable TS Rookie

    Last edited: Mar 19, 2014
  14. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,335   +843

    That's exactly what you are doing.

    I agree, too many kids with iPads these days, mostly using them to play Flappy Bird. They get spoiled over the time if not controlled by parents.

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