Research + News | Topic: YouTube

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.

Why Do My Kids Waste Hours Watching Millennials Play Video Games On YouTube?

There is a monster cottage industry of millennials who record themselves playing video games, and many kids and teens have plunged into it. 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.

Booze Often Glorified On YouTube Videos

Kids typically see images that boost the drinking culture, study finds. Read the article here.

The YouTube Star Who’s Teaching Kids How To Bake

Rosanna Pansino is a YouTube star and a celebrity chef. Her YouTube cooking show Nerdy Nummies has millions of subscribers, many of whom are children interested in baking. Read the article here.

The Worst Things Your Kid Can Learn On The Internet

Being aware that kids can discover some iffy stuff online – and discussing what to do with the information – are the best ways to keep kids safe. Read this blog post from Common Sense Media 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.

13-Year-Old Girl Enters Rehab For Depression, Compulsive YouTube Viewing

There’s no question that people are consuming massive amounts of YouTube right now — to the tune of 1 billion hours of content every single day. But for some, it turns out, YouTube is becoming a bonafide addiction. Read the article here.