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Age-restricted content - YouTube Help

Age-restricted content - YouTube Help

It comes after clips involving beloved characters such as Peppa Pig undergoing painful dental work made it onto the video sharing site's family-friendly app YouTube Kids. These videos typically feature absurd scenarios and content that may mesmerize kids, but may also be wildly inappropriate, such as beloved characters wielding firearms, singing strangely out of place nursery rhymes, or having weird experiences stemming from eating something. The move comes after YouTube this summer said it would pull advertising from content that portrays family-entertainment characters (such as, say, Mickey Mouse or Ronald McDonald) engaging in "violent, sexual, vile, or otherwise inappropriate behavior".

The YouTube Kids app is now available in 37 countries and has more than 11 million weekly active viewers, according to the Google-owned video platform. So when videos are flagged for inappropriate content, they shouldn't show up in YouTube Kids. YouTube says that it's been formulating this new policy for a while, and that it's not rolling it out in direct response to the recent coverage. If the review finds the video is in violation of the new policy, it will be age restrictied, automatically blocking it from showing up in the Kids app. Since uploaded videos don't appear in the YouTube Kids app for a few days, this procedure should provide enough time for inappropriate content to be flagged. The content is then reviewed by what YouTube says is one of thousands of moderators working around the world. Some of them appear to being created by robots, which add various key words into videos in an attempt to play YouTube, while others seem to be actively made by people who are looking to disturb children who watch them. In these cases our review team may place an age restriction when we're notified of the content. Age-restricted videos are not visible to users who are logged out, are under 18 years of age, or have Restricted Mode enabled. It has promised to age-restrict content that gets flagged by users. It's also removing ads from this content.

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YouTube is trying to walk a fine line between owning up to this problem and arguing that the issue is relatively minor. To date, YouTube Kids has generated more than 70 billion views. (We won't even link to them because ugh, why give them more views.) Think Spider-Man squeezing large water balloons until they explode in slow motion while he sits in an empty bathtub (seen by an Australian dad and his 3-year-old) or Peppa Pig parodies that have her getting tortured at the dentist or drinking bleach. But YouTube is acknowledging that YouTube Kids requires even more moderation. The app has been downloaded tens of millions of times.


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