Neptune Navigate Blog

Tips for online safety, security, and responsible digital citizenship for parents, kids, and families.

Youtube in the News

September 15, 2020

As parents, we do what we can to keep our children physically safe.  Yet, we are often unaware of the dangers that lurk in the most innocent corners of the internet.  Take Youtube, for example. A YouTube content creator discovered a wormhole in YouTube’s algorithm that helps pedophiles post sexually explicit comments and even share child pornography through comments made on children’s videos. You should know that Youtube’s terms of service states that children under the age of 13 should not have an account.  So, find out if your child has a Youtube channel.  If so, monitor what they post and disable comments on any videos they create.  It is just as important to keep our kids safe in the digital world as it is in the physical world.