Recently public interest groups claimed that YouTube was targeting young viewers in lifestyle adds. They claimed foul and said this was not right. The issues are a bigger one then just the adds. Let’s look.
Youtube has a term of service agreement that you must be at least 13 years of age to have a YouTube account and use the service. So right away what are all these kids doing on YouTube who are under 13?
The real big issue than becomes the parents who are not monitoring their young children not YouTube who is driving adds. If the parents knew what their kids were doing or stopped using YouTube as a babysitting service, then this would not be an issue.
At StunningDigitalMarketing, we truly believe that parents need to take responsibility for their own house and how they parent. As we like to say, “It starts at home”. It is time for parents and others to take responsibility and stop blaming the services/Internet for the issues of bad parenting.
If you do not like the adds your children are viewing, then use another service. There is nothing forcing you to make your kids watch Youtube all the time. This is a choice as a parent you chose to make. The same reason as a parent you do not set your rules – you let your kids do what they want. This is also a choice.
It is time to take responsibility for your actions now and stop blaming social media services for your bad choices.