It's no secret that YouTube is not a safe place for children. They are often exposed to inappropriate videos. Worse, pedophiles look for and watch innocent videos showing children.
Pressure on YouTube to make the site safer is getting stronger. Consumer and privacy groups continue to lobby for YouTube to make it safe for children. Meanwhile federal regulators are investigating the company's attempts to protect children.
YouTube is believed to be considering a major change to keep inappropriate content away from children and to keep the eyes of children's predators from videos with children. Until then, we have tips you can use to keep your child safe on YouTube and other online sites.
YouTube Thinks Of A Serious Security Movement
After a series of incidents and news reports, YouTube managers are considering a number of
The Wall Street Journal reports that one of the possibilities is to migrate all videos with children to the existing, , YouTube Kids.
This will be a huge undertaking, considering the millions. from videos with children already on the main site, as well as millions more that are uploaded every day. This is also what could significantly affect the bottom line of YouTube.
The videos of kids who enjoy innocent play are among the most popular on YouTube's main site and are in millions of dollars in advertising. Another suggestion is to turn off video feature recommendation with children.
Why is this important? Researchers at Harvard Internet and Society Center "Harvard" watch sex videos and see recommendations for other videos that are "stranger or more extreme and focus more on youth," according to the New York Times. the recommended videos became younger and eventually culminated in older women dressed as children. In the end, viewers were targeting actual videos of "partially clad kids".
The Times suggests that the YouTube algorithm may have been taught by people who look at children in sexually exploitative ways, leading them to family videos. the function would block this algorithm. The Wall Street Journal reports that some YouTube managers are calling for the recommendation feature to be disabled for children's programs. This would prevent children from accessing inappropriate videos.
However, the recommendation feature will still be enabled on the main site, which will allow sexual predators to access videos with children, no matter how innocent. YouTube has told the Times that there is no plan to introduce such a change soon because the referral system is the biggest engine of traffic and this move will hurt the creators.
But with federal regulators now investigating YouTube, this option might come back to the table.
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FTC Investigates YouTube
The latest YouTube child protection actions may have been triggered by a Federal Trade United States Commission (FTC). 1
It is also being investigated for incorrect data collection for children in violation of the Children's Privacy Act, which prohibits tracing and targeting users under the age of 13.
YouTube owned by Google can be hit with a million dollar fine.
expanded its efforts to protect children earlier this year, but the company's history shows that its efforts are always insufficient.
Complaints against the company's inability to protect children back to 2015.
Protecting your child on YouTube
As part of our efforts to help protect your children while on YouTube or other social media sites , Kim Commando created a technical safety contract for parents and their children, the contract details how children should be held or what to watch while on websites and applications.
We also offer five steps that each parent should take, not only to keep their children safe but also alive. Steps include limiting screen time, complete control of the child's structure, and monitoring of the child's entire correspondence. Here you can learn more about all five steps.
3 apps used by predators to prepare kids – remove them now
It seems like there is not enough ick in the world. Now the government warns parents of three dating applications that pedophiles have used to contact children. You may not believe, but the apps allow children under 13 to create dating profiles. Not only do sexual predators communicate with children through their profiles, but they can also search by age and location. If this is not scary enough for parents, apps also collect real-time location data for users so that sexual predators can find children nearby, some of them 12 years old.
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