The Dangers of Using YouTube

YouTube's CEO sees the dangers of unsupervised time on YouTube

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki doesn’t allow her children to browse videos on the app, unless they’re using a version that’s meant for kids… ‘I allow my younger kids to use YouTube Kids, but I limit the amount of time that they’re on it… I think too much of anything is not a good thing,’ [she said].

-CNBC
YouTube Dangers

NPR reports sexual predators are all over the comments section

Big brands are pulling their ads off YouTube over concerns that potential sexual predators are gathering in the comment sections of videos featuring children…. communicating with each other in the comments and trading links to illegal pornography.

-NPR
Youtube App

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CNET reports massive changes after YouTube is hit with a massive fee by the FTC

YouTube announced massive changes to how it treats kids videos, as the US Federal Trade Commission hit Google with new rules and a record $170 million penalty to settle a probe into the privacy of children’s data on giant video site. It’s the largest penalty ever levied for violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA.

-CNET
Youtube app dangers

Smart Social Founder Josh Ochs will lead you on a guided tour through the app

How do I monitor what my kids watch in the app?

Become a YouTube expert in a matter of minutes. Learn the popular app, and all of its dangers, so you can help protect your kids on YouTube.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How the YouTube App Works

    • YouTube App Dangers and How to Make it Safer for Students

    • YouTube App Video Tour with Josh (For Parents)

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