Google's Employees Do Not Allow Their Children to Watch YouTube Alone

NewsBusters | 6/20/2019 | Staff
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Do you let your kids browse YouTube unsupervised? A lot of the people who work there don’t. According to a June 17 Bloomberg article, “Four people at [YouTube’s parent company] Google privately admitted that they don’t let their kids watch YouTube unsupervised and said the sentiment was widespread at the company.”

The video platform is trying to become more family friendly. But it’s been supposedly dealing with the issue for at least a decade, and seems to have made no headway. Meanwhile, as the market research firm Insight Strategy Group Told Bloomberg, “Nearly every child in the country uses YouTube.”

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The Bloomberg article followed a “digital well-being” summit sponsored by advocacy group Common Sense Media. The meeting conference turned into a “public drubbing of YouTube,” according to Bloomberg.

The video site, owned by Alphabet Inc.’s Google, is in the news every week for the inane, upsetting or harmful videos involving children. A decade ago, fretful parents worried about video games and slasher films—but today, YouTube incites greater fear. “Now parents say, ‘Bring me the violent movie,’” Jill Murphy, editor-in-chief of Common Sense, said on stage. “It’s better than a Google search box.”

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According to The Daily Caller, “A June 3 New York Times article demonstrated that a YouTube algorithm was directing content of children in bathing suits to users who watched other videos of prepubescent kids.” In...
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