YouTube Is Finally Taking Action Against Those Shocking YouTube Kids Videos

It's a relief for parents everywhere

If you have kids they’re likely to spend some time on YouTube. I know my kids love to watch their favorite YouTube personalities online as well as endless videos of other people playing video games.

YouTube Kids gained popularity after my kids had kind of passed the stage where they used YouTube to watch shows, but I can definitely see it’s appeal for parents with younger kids. I can only imagine how much easier a trip to the grocery store or a long wait in a doctors office might be if you could let your child watch an episode of their favorite show, or just how nice it is to have the shows portable on a tablet or phone.

Recently however parents were made aware that quite a few inappropriate videos had made their way to YouTube Kids under the guise of being one of your children’s favorite shows. Shows like Peppa Pig and Thomas the Train to name a few were just some of the videos that had been ‘parodied’ to be not so kid friendly, and in some cases downright creepy and scary.

Thankfully now YouTube is cracking down on these videos and taking a stand which will hopefully make us all feel better about letting our kids watch their fave shows on YouTube.

Click through to find out what they’re doing and how you can help your kid’s eyes from seeing anything too raunchy.

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Kelli is a Lead Writer at Hot Moms Club. She's a Canadian living in the US with a longstanding love affair with entertainment news and celebrity gossip. She has written about it for some of the most popular websites in both Canada and the US including Entertainment Tonight Canada, I'm Not Obsessed and Babble. When she's not chauffeuring her 4 kids back and forth to the rink for various hockey and figure skating activities, she can be found glued to Netflix or reading a great book.

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