I Love YTtalk
- Dec 20, 2015
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Agreed. Yt could easily flag inappropriate video via a community strike or... wait for it... an email from the channel rep. We all have one, I know they have gmail, it's not too hard to send a 1 line 'Hey TF, we think video 11, video 45, video 77 are not kid appropriate. Giving you a heads up they will not meet the NEW UPDATED community guidelines, we recommend you take them private to avoid strikes". So easy, takes 1 minute, inappropriate videos are removed, and TF have guidance on what's appropriate going forward.It can be hard to know what's appropriate... slippery slope! For example, should there be skits with nerf guns in them? We get weird comments from angry parents all the time about stuff we say that is totally normal in my book: don't ever exclaim: "holy smokes!"
That said, there are a couple of videos that Toy Freaks did that he should have probably taken down... filming a kid hurt on camera without their consent is probably a little more clear cut. I thought the vast majority of their vids were fine, though.
Of course the real question is what's appropriate. And how do we set our channel for a certain age. Some videos are not appropriate for a 2 year old, but completely fine for an 11 year old. Yt should have a button, or tags, "kids1-2", "kids12-13". At least that would be clear guidance.
And not to mention individual parent personality, upbringing, religious views, etc, all have a bearing. What I find offensive someone might find funny, what I find funny someone may be turned off by. Is there a universal standard and definition? What about bias of the third-party contracted Yt reviewers? Cultural bias, life experience bias? Is that taken into account when deciding what's appropriate for a 4 or 7 or 14 year old? Questions, with little answers.....