There has been much in the news lately about YouTube and kids' content, not all of it very good. The truth is that there has never been a better time for viewers and creators in kids and family content on YouTube.
Every single day new creators are pushing the boundaries with higher quality, greater enrichment and more fun. As parents we need to learn how to find that content and how to weed out the not-so-quality videos that are also popping up daily.
I've been a YouTuber for almost six years now and I've been watching YouTube for over ten. I found YouTube because it was a safe place for my young daughter to watch fun videos. I preferred it over commercial television then and I still do now.
Don't let the media frighten you away from YouTube either as a viewer or potential creator. As a parent, it is always you responsibility to be aware of what your children are watching. Never let an app or a website setting be a substitute for your own judgment. And as for you budding creators out there, don't let a few bad apples spoil the fun for you. If you have an idea, a passion and a camera, start doing your thing!
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