I let my nine-year-old explore YouTube

An experiment with my daughter proves that the streaming video platform's lack of proper curation makes it unsuitable for kids

A video that "teaches" kids colour recognition by joining animated severed heads to stick figures of the same colour attracted 107 million views on YouTube.

Another video on children stuffing M&M's in their mouths and nostrils garnered close to one million views.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 21, 2018, with the headline 'I let my nine-year-old explore YouTube'. Print Edition | Subscribe