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Should I let my youngster set up their own YouTube account?

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22.07.2021

NSPCC local campaigns manager Emma Motherwell has advice if your children or grandchildren are keen to set up their own account during the school summer holidays

YouTube can be an excellent platform for viewing music, the latest film and gaming trailers, and accessing ‘how to’ content.

In fact, since its creation in 2005 the platform has grown from strength to strength and today is regarded as the second most visited internet platform in the world after Facebook.

In 2020, over 100 billion hours of gaming videos alone were watched on YouTube.

Over 500 hours of content is uploaded every minute and more than a billion hours of video are viewed every day. With the scale of content this enormous it is understandable why children and young people find this platform so useful.

Unfortunately, not all content on YouTube is suitable for children and young people to view, but there are things parents can do to help their child navigate through this platform safely, whilst still allowing them to access their........

© Norwich Evening News


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