Internet Awareness

The Weird Rabbit Hole of “Strange Kids’ YouTube”

The Weird Rabbit Hole of “Strange Kids’ YouTube”

If you’ve ever noticed your kids’ YouTube history filled with bizarre-looking videos of computer-generated characters and knock-off Disney cartoons, you’re not alone. The never-ending rabbit hole of low-effort, bizarre children’s content on the platform is well-documented. The reason for them is easy enough to track: they’re ubiquitous because they receive …

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YouTube and Kids: What You Need to Know

YouTube and Kids: What You Need to Know

This week, the viral video “Baby Shark” became the most-viewed video on YouTube ever with seven billion views. Yes, that’s billion with a “b.” From toy unboxing to cartoons, there’s seemingly endless content to entertain children on YouTube. But the site is not without its dangers. Too Much Screen Time …

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Keeping Your Child Safe While Learning Online

Keeping Your Child Safe While Learning Online

When the new school year starts, some or all of our children may be learning online again. It’s not clear yet how things will work out–but one thing is clear. We need to do better about keeping our children safe during online learning. Whether they’re attending class or just supplementing …

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