What parents and carers need to know about YouTube

January 27th 2022

YouTube is a video-sharing social media platform that allows billions of people around the world to watch, share and upload their own videos with a vast range of content – including sport, entertainment, education and lots more. It’s a superb space for people to consume content that they’re interested in. As a result, this astronomically popular platform has had a huge social impact: influencing online culture on a global scale and creating new celebrities.

In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as connecting with strangers, inappropriate content and high visibility.

This is part of our Streaming, Social Media and Online Platforms categories.

Anywhere that such a mountain of users encounters an ocean of content, however, are the crashing waves of risk. Youngsters discovering the diverse delights of YouTube can be jeopardised by other people’s toxicity, unsuitable ‘recommended’ content and dangerous online challenges. Our #WakeUpWednesday guide has everything you need to know about YouTube.

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