I already dont understand how they are going to survive such a massive hit on billions of views that will no longer give ad revenue, imagine if you raised the bar to 18.... that's like 80% of audience. Or does anyone think that YT isn't an underage populated kid? it's kids that are 24 7 on phones. It would be the END. YT must have a backup plan otherwise I Dont get it.I'm several hours into the FTC Workshop about COPPA and all that I have to say is... it is time to start making Fitness & Wellness Videos. The introduction made it very clear that they have little interest in repealing any part of their decision and all of these panels are heavily weighted with people who want to somehow make the laws even more strict. All of these creators who said they were going to rise up and be represented are not getting screen time. At one point it was suggested that YouTube gate the entire website and not allow anything other than logged-in access (could you imagine?), to which YouTube's VP of Content Partnerships squirmed through an answer. The Rovio guy might as well have stayed home in Finland... it was clear that his goal was to publicly address that his company was compliant and not do much else for us - he almost seemed scared. I could tell by the general demeanor of the Pokemon guy that he felt the whole thing was bull. Those who were clinging onto hope, It is time to stop making videos for kids. Start making makeup videos or something. GDPR (think Mega COPPA) was passed in California, there were many supporters of aspects of it in these panels, and it is clear that it is going to spread. I think that the bar is going to be raised to 18 and you'll be kissing all of your science videos aimed at teenagers goodbye. Don't waste your time now. Choose a new niche. The CPM's are better anyway. Work on Business or Website Development niche to pull in the big web advertisers or something. Do a home repair blog to pull in the big insurance advertisers. Anything but kids.