YouTube and YouTube Kids: Is the Content Really Curated? How Do I Keep My Kids Safe?

Dear Tech-y,

I just read two articles (one and two) about videos on YouTube and YouTube Kids that appear to be for children but are actually teaching children methods for self-harm. I don’t know if this is a hoax or not, but I don’t want my children exposed to these ideas.

Anonymous Parent

Read my answer, which was originally posted to the Laurence website on March 5, 2019.

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