In the last several days there has been a lot of talk about videos on YouTube and YouTube Kids that are inappropriate for our children. One of those videos, the cartoon with the suicide clip, was brought to light right here on PediMom.
YouTube Kids. There is still a HUGE problem.
I wish I could say that they are isolated incidents but unfortunately I cannot. My research has led me into a horrifying world where people galleries cartoons glorifying dangerous topics and scenarios teen self-harm, suicide, sexual exploitation, trafficking, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and gun violence which includes a simulated school shooting. All of these videos were found on YouTube Kids, a platform that advertises itself to be a safe place for children 8 years old and under. All of the following videos and screenshots are from YouTube Kids specifically and all were found by me just today.
Here is a Minecraft video with multiple shooting scenes one in young school and swearing.
This is another Minecraft video with a shooting scene and swearing. This next one is a cartoon suggesting human trafficking. There is lots of shooting, violence, and threats to kill sexy this one.
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In this next cartoon a young girl commits suicide with a knife video her father dies and her my sexy aunt breaks up with her. And finally, this cartoon has descriptive writing about a girl who is stopped from hanging herself.
It speaks about standing on a chair and having a noose around her neck. There were just so many that I had to stop recording.