Research + News | Topic: Streaming Video

I Watched 1,000 Hours Of YouTube Kids’ Content And This Is What Happened

What do you get if you endlessly recombine Spiderman and the Joker with Elsa from Frozenand lashings of product placement for junk food brands like McDonalds? Read the article here.

YouTube Accused Of ‘Violence’ Against Young Children Over Kids’ Content

Google’s video service is filled with disturbing channels and pre-school-aimed videos such as dark Peppa Pig that ‘border on abuse’, says campaigner. Read the article here.

On YouTube Kids, Startling Videos Slip Past Filters

The app YouTube Kids contains dark corners, as videos that are disturbing for children slip past its filters, either by mistake or because bad actors have found ways to fool the YouTube Kids algorithms. Read the article here.

YouTube’s Milestone: Users Now Watch 100 Million Hours Per Day On TV Sets

Every day, users of the video site watch 100 million hours of its content on TV sets, through smart TVs and devices like video game consoles and internet-connected set-top boxes. Read the article here.

Here Are Netflix’s Most Streamed Shows This Summer

Parrot Analytics has put together a list of the 10 most streamed TV shows of the last 90 days and, surprise, surprise, Netflix dominates the charts. Read the article here.

Girl Chatting On FaceTime Struck And Critically Injured By Car

A teenage girl is hospitalized in critical condition after witnesses say she walked in front of a moving car while engaged in a video chat on her mobile phone. Read the article here.

Netflix Debuts Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Stories For Kids

Netflix announced the debut of “interactive” stories on its service – a sort of choose-your-own-adventure style of storytelling, where viewers get to decide what happens next.

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Teens Switching To ‘On Demand’ Instead Of Live TV

A study of the viewing habits of children and teenagers in the UK highlights a number of important shifts in the way media is consumed. Read the article here.

Have Media Habits Changed Among Millennials And Teens?

Gen Z is shifting away from blogs and publisher sites. Read the research here.

12 YouTube Challenges Your Kid Already Knows About

Learn about the viral Internet stunts kids can’t resist — and help them play it safe. Read the blog post from Common Sense Media here.