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Child Safety on YouTube - Parents Fact sheet

What is the problem?

You may have seen news reports about inappropriate children’s videos on YouTube.

 

These are videos that, at first, appear to be for children, as they include cartoon characters such as Peppa Pig, or characters from Disney films such as Frozen. However, later on the videos become violent or disturbing. One, for example, shows Peppa Pig being tortured at the dentist.

 

The videos can appear in YouTube search results when children look for genuine children’s videos.

 

YouTube says that such videos will be age-restricted if they are reported by users, so they cannot be viewed by anyone under 18.

We have placed information in the Parents/ E-safety section of the website containing a factsheet explaining how you can protect your child when they are using YouTube apps or the website. This link will take you to the factsheet: Youtube

 

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