Beware of Youtube Content For Your Children

Hello, everyone. This topic is not usually part of my blog. But I wanted to address it anyway. Now, I don’t have children. I still feel that it’s important to protect children. So, if you’re a parent, beware of the content your children are seeing in spite of its innocent appearance.

Unfortunately, the following is a summary of what your children can find on Youtube:

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” Suicide tips stashed in otherwise benign cartoons are just the latest ghastly twist in the corruption of kids’ content on YouTube and YouTube Kids. For years, the video-sharing company has struggled with a whack-a-mole-style effort to keep a variety of disturbing and potentially scarring content out of videos targeting children. Videos have been found with adult content ranging from foul-language to depictions of mass shootings, alcohol use, fetishes, human trafficking stories, and sexual situations. Many contain—and attract clicks with—popular cartoon characters, such as Elsa from the 2013 animated Disney film Frozen. This chilling phenomenon has been referred to as Elsagate. Though YouTube has deleted channels and removed videos, Hess points out that it’s still easy to find a plethora of “horrifying” content aimed at children on YouTube Kids.

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Last week, YouTube lost several advertisers, including Fortnite maker Epic Games, Disney, and Nestle, over a ‘“wormhole into a soft-core pedophilia ring.”’

Please, be extremely cautious. These things subtly enter the subconscious of the children and teenagers, even adults. It’s no wonder we have issues in our society with depression, sexual immorality, suicide and the like. I am not professional of course, and I don’t mean in all cases because many other things can contribute to certain behaviors and actions.

Subliminal messages are very much in and as we know it, people may use such power for “good” or evil. I found an article called, How to use subliminal messaging to your advantage in business and in life.” In a conducted study to increase wine sales for either French wine or German wine, they played music according to each wine (French or German) in order to generate more sales for the one or the other.

Here’s a summation of their reports:

“Background music used this way is an example of supraliminal messaging – shoppers hear the music but are not conscious of it influencing their thoughts. Subliminal messaging is similar except the stimulus in question is undetectable like an image flashed too quickly for the eyes to see, or a sound too low or too scrambled for human ears to hear. But it has an equal impact.”

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We have to be careful with music, movies, and ad commercials because there are people out there up to no good. At least, practice caution and beware to be in control of your mind, especially the young mind of your kids, whose mind isn’t fully developed until twelve. The emotional part of the brain, some psychologists argue, is not fully developed until 25 years old, making them vulnerable to both good and bad influences.

Here’s a quote regarding this subject from The University of Rochester Medical Center:

“The rational part of a teen’s brain isn’t fully developed and won’t be until age 25 or so.

In fact, recent research has found that adult and teen brains work differently. Adults think with the prefrontal cortex, the brain’s rational part. This is the part of the brain that responds to situations with good judgment and an awareness of long-term consequences. Teens process information with the amygdala. This is the emotional part.

Lastly, please, conduct your own research and be mindful. Question, “Where did this thought come from?”

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