Research + News | Topic: YouTube
Apr 26, 2019
Move Over Tide Pods: There’s A New ‘Shell On’ Teen Challenge In Town
Teenagers are eating banana peels, candy wrappers and more in a new viral competition dubbed the “shell on challenge.” Read the article here.
Apr 25, 2019
BTS’ ‘Boy With Luv’ Shatters Viewing Records On YouTube
The male K-Pop group’s latest song notched 100 million views in less than 48 hours. It is the quickest to ever hit the milestone on YouTube. Learn more here.
Apr 25, 2019
13 Online Challenges Your Kid Already Knows About
From the Momo Challenge to the Mannequin Challenge, internet stunts can be funny — or completely frightening — for kids. Read this post from Common Sense Media here.
Mar 22, 2019
The State Of Social Media: A Comprehensive Guide On How Social Media Is Used Today
Social media is a constant river of change. Whether it’s the users, the platform, or the content being shared, it is evolving relentlessly. We’re steadily into 2019 and there are a lot of new trends hitting the surface and innovative ways users are utilizing social media. Read the article here.
Mar 21, 2019
What’s Up With The Bizarre, Explicit Videos Infiltrating “Kid-Friendly” YouTube Channels?
While YouTube’s popularity doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon, a recent phenomenon is making many people question the safety of this giant video platform, especially for kids. Read the article here.
Feb 20, 2019
YouTube Under Fire For Recommending Videos Of Kids With Inappropriate Comments
From the article: “More than a year on from a child safety content moderation scandal on YouTube and it takes just a few clicks for the platform’s recommendation algorithms to redirect a search for “bikini haul” videos of adult women towards clips of scantily clad minors engaged in body contorting gymnastics or taking an ice bath or ice lolly sucking “challenge.”
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Jan 30, 2019
YouTube, Instagram Among Most Popular Social Video Platforms For Gen Z, Millennials
Where do millennials and Gen Z get their social video content? Increasingly, it is on YouTube or Instagram. Read the article here.
Jan 7, 2019
Top YouTube Stars ‘Encourage Children To Use Gambling Site’
Vloggers popular with youngsters, including Jake Paul and Morgan “Morgz” Hudson, have promoted a “mystery box” site where customers pay to try to win computer games, trainers, toys or other items. Read the article here.
Nov 20, 2018
Most Parents Let Their Kids Watch Videos On YouTube
Some 81% of U.S. parents with children 11 years old or younger let their kids watch videos on YouTube, with 34% letting them watch “regularly,” according to a new report from Pew Research Center. Read the article here.
Oct 24, 2018
Teens Turning Off Cable In Favor Of YouTube
Teens are embracing streaming video — in particular Google’s YouTube platform — and are increasingly spurning linear pay TV services, according to Piper Jaffray’s 2018 “Taking Stock With Teens” survey. Read the article here.