YouTube Collecting Kids Data - YouTube In Trouble
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So Not only is the Facebook Data Breach the worst situation to come out of social media for awhile now YouTube is being accused of collecting data from kids! Youtube in trouble is not the first thing that shocks the minds, we are used to seeing youtube messed up!
Now 20 Advocacy groups have approached the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accusing YouTube of illegally collecting kids data! They say that youtube violates the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) which protects kids under the age of 13 from having kids data collecting!
This youtube news 2018 has been a shocker and if proven true can cause some huge fines to be put in place for google! In trouble is not even close to how bad this could go for youtube!
YouTube messed up, however, they may not be in the wrong as i explain in this video! YouTube kids have an app just for them, and the youtube kids app is said to be abiding by COPPA rules!
As the story unfolds we will be following, hope to see you there with us!
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Jeez, YTs at it now? I think the whole idea of YT kids is a little bit like YT restricted mode, where it's used on a parent's account, but the kid uses that account in that sense. Again, awesome video dude (:
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YouTube is slowly becoming facebook for data stealing, but they do ask before hand that they can use your data but that's in the fine print if anyone reads that anymore. I just get upset that kids are using YouTube to get to more adult content.
This was a really intersting one Ryan and love your take on things! I think ultimately it is up to parents to ensure they are monitoring their kids activity however all this data breaching is pretty concerning. We should have a right to know what information is being gathered
I think it's mainly on google to safely determine whether a kid is actually under the age of 13, to either block all or certain parts of Youtube. But I also think it's a parents responsibility to help protect and/or monitor their kid's activity. Would be great if a company could actually know the age of each account, so people cant "lie" maybe? not sure if that would overstep peoples boundaries for privacy. Good vid, keep us updated!
well of course they will collect data, its a multi million businesses, so you have to be careful what you put online ... and a lot of kids under 13 aren't careful... but I think that's where parents come into play because they are the one who need to monitor that kid
Interesting stuff Ryan. I accept that these sites collect my data and honestly don’t care as I’m using their services for free. I already know that Alexa spies on me when I shower.
It does creep me out when it comes to my kids though. I shudder the thought when they’re old enough and I have to draw the line between helicopter parent and making sure they’re safe and informed.
Amazing video Ryan. The scary question is why does YT want information on our kids?? - Kids will be kids and if they want to view the main YT site, they will but. Not basically no person that watched is save anymore... I can already feel the eyes watching me while i type this..... Mark... If your watching send me some cash
The way it seems to me is it has more to do with the parents then google itself. I personally am a big fan of their data collecting system, I've found a lot of great channels from it's recommendations.
It is a scary thought that YouTube and other social media is collecting our data. They know everything about us, they can damage us that way, they can completely ruin our lives. Same as paying with a creditcard, the money can easily be hacked and that thought is scary. It's good that you talk about these subjects! Really like it.
Great video man! The way YouTube is going nowadays is scary. But not really surprising really. I really don't think they should be selling the data they collect, like FB. But they have always collected data. It's how they target specific videos and products to you. However, kids should be off limits. Period.
Since YouTube is in charge of their own website, they can do what they like as long as nothing is technically illegal. Not saying I agree with collecting data, but it depends what this "data" is actually utilized for. Either way, internet safety is a scary thing, and could potentially be the downfall of society.🤔
Well said dude! The more rules YouTube tries to implement, the more it destroys YouTube. They need to properly sit down and discuss with users about new policies they want to add in and be more transparent with their users instead of making excuses after they get called out for things.
i think its the parents responsibility.they should monitor their kids.a young kid below age of 13 can make a profile and pretend to be 18yrs old.its so easy.google or youtube wont trace that 1 by 1.impossible.good job on the video👍👍😊
Oh man.... Facebook, YouTube... what next? I don't love the idea of sites collecting my data. But, I was always taught growing up, don't put anything online that you're not ok with everyone seeing. Because once it's online, it ain't comin off! :)
Feel like the company should be hold responsible for what information they collect, though it's still the parents responsibility to keep control over what their kids share and do online. And as you said, the best YouTube can du is putting up a block that asks for your age, which is extremely easy to cheat on by lying about your age.
You’re right, companies need to be held responsible for their actions just like it is the parents responsibility to monitor their children. My 9yr old nephew watches a lot of the same youtubers I do but I made it very clear he was not to watch people like Logan Paul. Thank the lord he never saw that horrible video 🙈 His Mom keeps up with his YouTube stuff too.
Wow first facebook was introuble for tracking peoples data now youtube is monitoring people who are under the age thirteen and letting them login to youtube. Wow wtf is going on with social media. btw there is a thing called age gate views were kids under a certain age don't cont towards certain videos which honestly haven't really noticed it and its not really necessary either.
OMYGOODGRIEF *eyerolls* People and companies both should be responsible for what is going on with this. Parents: for what their kids are watching on YT and not letting YT be essentially a babysitter. Companies for monitoring what is publicized on there site in any of the many sections it has. Concerning the collecting date, I honestly thought companies did this anyways so they customize ads for their viewers. That could potentially get you to click on 'em and possibly get sucked into that whole mess. As you said Ryan it wouldn't matter if they put a pop up on there asking if they're 13, they'll just click yes and move on. I know I would if I was still that young. Awesome topic!
WHOA! They should definitely state why they are collecting data on kids. The algorithm on the yt kids app isn't the best and only pushes certain videos.
Even if you have to be older than 13 to sign up for an account, you don't NEED one to watch videos!! only to like, comment, and subscribe!!!
parents need to be more responsible too because it's stupid that kids are watching STUPID youtubers *coughPAULcough*, but yt needs to be more transparent
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I think parents have to ensure their kids aren't doing anything they shouldn't online. There is no way to truly verify age.
I also think that unfortunately any info we give to facebook or Google is theirs, we gave it to them. We just have to be careful what we allow them to take.
If they did have knowledge somehow of how old the kids were its a different story I suppose.
Omg wow I didn’t know about this Ryan!!!
And yes I agree with you. Yes the companies need to be responsible and parents on the other hand, need to put their child’s devices on parental control of some sort. That’s what my sister does 👍🏽
We dealt with this recently. When anybody can go to Google, list themselves at 18, and get to all the videos restricted to people 18 and over, the responsibility has to be placed with the parents. That doesn't mean companies should get a free pass with collecting data and what they do with it, but outside of giving your social to them I'm not sure how they are supposed to conform that someone is 18.
This may be triggering to some people but quite frankly I don't feel like collecting data from accounts that watch children's shows (basically kids watching videos) is such a bad thing. Tbf it would probably help YouTube figure out what videos should & shouldn't come up on their watch lists. 🤷🏽♀️
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