One Day You'll Thank Me

S3: E14 What Parents Need to Know About YouTube

August 04, 2021 Dr. Tara Egan Season 3 Episode 14
One Day You'll Thank Me
S3: E14 What Parents Need to Know About YouTube
Show Notes

Dr. Tara Egan, host
Anna, teen co-host

Managing Technology and Social Media for our families can be a challenge at times, let's be honest. Today Tara and Anna continue an ongoing conversation around this subject to keep parents and caregivers informed. Tune in for today's topic of "What Parents Need to Know About YouTube."

YouTube --many people feel as Tara and Anna do. They have a love-hate relationship with it.
It is the second most popular website in the world. YouTube has around 3 billion subscribers, watching over a billion videos a day. 80% of US parents of kids 11 and younger, and many several times a day.

Tune in to learn:
- the difference between YouTube Kids and regular YouTube.
- what types of inappropriate material is being created and injected into the videos kids are watching.
 - what types of ads are prohibited.
- about human monitors and review flagged content.
- examples of how kids accidentally can come upon inappropriate material.
- what "white listing" is.
- WHY YouTube is not the same as watching tv.
-  there is no parental controls when kids over 13.
- that kids can create fake profiles.
- there is a comment section that can include; racism, abusive language, oppty for kids to connect with other people, etc.
- tips for parents to start using right away.

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Podcast edited by Christian Fox