In the modern digital age, YouTube is revolutionising the way that people consume video media. 3.25 billion hours of YouTube are watched each month, you may have noticed young people in your care contributing to this figure on their own devices!
YouTube is an ever-growing community where visionary creators can produce imaginative, original content for their audience. However, the open source nature of YouTube can lead to some potential risks for the young people in your care. For example, they may be exposed to content that is potentially inappropriate their age, including bad language or sexual references. Due to the monetised nature of the platform, some creators or “YouTubers” have been known to aggressively market products such as merchandise or downloadable apps to their subscribers.
YouTube is one of the most popular platforms out there and it’s important to take an interest in the content your children and young people are watching. Not only so you can make sure they’re not being exposed to inappropriate content but also so you can talk to them about it.
Whether they are into Art, Science, Sports or Gaming, there is something for everyone on YouTube.
Here are 10 channels that we recommend for children and young people of all ages: