Creator of sick YouTube videos says PARENTS are to blame

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Last week, thousands of disturbing YouTube videos emerged online that contained violent and disturbing content, posing as cartoons. While parents have been left disgusted by the videos, which could slip through filters and be viewed by children, the man behind the videos says that he shows no remorse. Instead, he says that parents who are'letting their iPhones and iPads raise their kids' are to blame if their children see the videos. Last week, thousands of disturbing YouTube videos emerged online that contained violent and disturbing content, posing as cartoons. YouTube recommends changing channel settings to'restricted mode'.


Children see manipulative marketing videos on YouTube

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Children are being conned into watching hours of advertisements disguised as entertainment on YouTube, according to a new study. Parents have been warned that thousands of videos containing violent and disturbing content is manipulating youngsters without them realising. Scientists looked at almost 13,000 videos watched by millions of youngsters that use YouTube as an alternative to TV and found many contained'inappropriate' marketing content. Scientists collected data from 12,848 videos from 17 channels in the US and UK as well as 24 channels in Brazil. In total, these channels had been viewed more than 37 billion times.


Disturbing videos are being posed as popular cartoons

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Thousands of YouTube videos that contain violent and disturbing content are posing as cartoons. Some of these videos can be watched through YouTube Kids - an automated app that is supposed to filter out inappropriate videos. Many of the shocking clips look like normal children's cartoons on YouTube's homepage. Thousands of YouTube videos that contain violent and disturbing content are posing as kids cartoons. YouTube recommends changing channel settings to'restricted mode'.



The disturbing YouTube videos tricking children

BBC News

Thousands of videos on YouTube look like versions of popular cartoons but contain disturbing and inappropriate content not suitable for children. If you're not paying much attention, it might look like an ordinary video featuring Peppa Pig, the cheeky porcine star of her own animated series. But soon after pressing play on this particular YouTube clip, the plot turns dark. Peppa's teeth get pulled out. Distressed crying can be heard on the soundtrack.