YouTube toughens rules to protect families and kids

By | November 24th, 2017|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

To watch age-restricted videos on YouTube, you must be signed in and have indicated on your profile that you are of legal age to view mature content.   So if you are not logged this means that ideally, you cannot view videos that are age-restricted.  The problem is that first, very young children and families often watch on a logged in trusting parents account or that some videos which are supposed to be family friendly are actually not and these are slipping through the net. (Pun intended) These videos are free for all to see and they are not suitable for kids, some are horrific with millions of views. So, it's about time that YouTube toughens rules to protect families and kids. All this comes after many attacks aimed Google who own YouTube that the site isn't safe for kids and in fact exploiting them.  BuzzFeed even provided Youtube with dozens of examples of videos. Google has started the cleanup and boy do they need one - how many sites are there like the YouTube Channel Toy Freaks which was terminated by Youtube last week - which had a [...]