What Are Your Kids Watching On Youtube?
Did you know that videos for kids are the most watched videos on Youtube? Or that an 8-year-old named Ryan has the 4th most popular channel on Youtube? In fact, Ryan made $22 million from his Youtube channel in 2018.
Ryan is one of the hundreds of kids on Youtube unboxing toys for the entertainment of other children. There is a wild new world of children’s entertainment on Youtube and it’s weird, colorful and growing bigger and bigger every day.
It’s all fun and games for the most part, until the algorithms involved with suggested content lead kids down a never-ending rabbit hole of weird, wacky videos with lots of advertising and data collection.
Parents worry about screen time but it’s time to pay attention to how they are consuming online content and what they are giving away when they do. Quartz takes a closer look.