YouTube stops comments on kids videos

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YouTube has announced that it will turn off comments on nearly all videos featuring kids.

The reason YouTube gave was to ensure that kids are safe online.

The move will take YouTube several months to disable comments on all videos featuring minors.

It already started the process last week when it turned off comments from tens of millions of videos.

Last week a number of large advertisers stopped using YouTube in response to their lack of safety features. At least one company, Nestle, was satisfied with YouTube’s response and reinstated ads late last week.

A small number of channels which have videos featuring kids will be allowed to keep comments turned on. But they must be known to YouTube and must actively monitor the comments beyond the standard monitoring tools YouTube provides.

27 Responses

  1. that is amazing sometimes I don’t feel safe online but now I know i will be safe thank you you tube for for doing this

  2. I’m lucky I don’t even have you tube because I always text and do comments on what videos I see.

  3. Tbh I’m not exactly too happy about this…. maybe that’s just me but I like hearing others’ feedback on projects. I’ve learned how to be safe online already and how to react at anything inappropriate. Sorry about the inconvenience, but this is just my opinion. I’m totally fine with this too 🙂

  4. I think they should just monitor the comments and if there are any negative feedback then they could just disable that user from commenting

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