What's lurking in YouTube Kids

Porn and suicide messages have found their way into kids' videos. While the app has safeguards against harmful content, parents should still curate playlists and control their child's screen time

Mr Azman spends a lot of time watching children's cartoons such as Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig and Ben 10.

He watches these videos on YouTube Kids, the child-friendly mobile app of the popular streaming platform YouTube, not out of interest, but to protect his four-year-old son Nabil.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 10, 2019, with the headline 'What's lurking in YouTube Kids'. Print Edition | Subscribe