Raising Digitally Responsible Youth


PewDiePie, MrBeast, Markiplier, DanTDM, and Logan Paul: these names may or may not be familiar to you, but if your child spends �me on YouTube, they have likely come across videos by these YouTube “famous” creators before. The over-the- top humor, outrageous pranks, and clickbait 47 video thumbnails have made these YouTube creators extremely popular and influen�al. Owned by Google, consider YouTube the Google of video. Created in 2005, YouTube is currently the second most visited website in the world 48 (second to Google) with over 2 billion monthly ac�ve users 49 and approximately 5 billion videos watched every day 50 . YouTube can be used as a way for users to pass the �me, express themselves, learn new skills, and watch content they enjoy such as sports, video games, etc. However, it can also be very easy to cross over into watching less - than - appropriate topics and content. Parents should set parameters on video watching and moderate access to age - appropriate videos.

Video courtesy of YouTube user Creator Brain.

47 What is Clickbait? - Defini�on from Techopedia 48 List of most visited websites - Wikipedia

49 How Many People Use YouTube in 2023? [New Data] (backlinko.com) 50 How Many YouTube Videos Are Watched A Day in 2023? - EarthWeb


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