Wednesday, 20 March, 2019

Momo challenge 'hacking Peppa Pig, Fortnite and YouTube Kids'

GettyImages-171849697 Florida Mom Discovers Suicide Instructions in YouTube Videos For Children
Anna Jefferson | 26 February, 2019, 22:42

On Feb. 15, one such suicide sequence was found almost five minutes into a cartoon on YouTube by emergency room pediatrician Dr.

Northcott school in Bransholme has warned parents about the "nasty challenges" which appear in videos on YouTube. "Looking at the comments, it had been up for a while, and people had even reported it eight months prior", she told CBS News.

YouTube has formally released a written statement claiming that it works to ensure unsafe behaviour is not encouraged.

First, YouTube inadvertently helped pedophiles find underage content.

She said a man known as Filthy Frank was edited into the video and was actually teaching kids how to slit their wrists and commit suicide. "I think videos like this put them at risk".

ArsTechnica added, "Videos have been found with adult content ranging from foul-language to depictions of mass shootings, alcohol use, fetishes, human trafficking stories, and sexual situations". "We are always working to improve our systems and to remove violative content more quickly, which is why we report our progress in a quarterly report and give users a dashboard showing the status of videos they've flagged to us". "Every quarter, we remove millions of videos and channels that violate our policies and we remove the majority of these videos before they have any views".

Mom and pediatrician Free Hess posted the clip to her PediMom website and social media accounts.

A USA pediatrician is raising an alarm about instructions on how to slit one's wrists posted in YouTube videos targeted at children - showing that inappropriate content continues to slip through the online streaming site's filters.

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There have also been reports of Momo appearing on WhatsApp, other social media platforms and video games. Flagged videos are manually reviewed 24/7 and any videos that don't belong in the app are removed.

The videos follows mounting pressure for the world's largest video-sharing platform to monitor and remove problematic content.

We work to make the videos in YouTube Kids family-friendly and take feedback very seriously.

Kaslow, who teaches at Emory University's school of medicine, said that some children may ignore the grim video content but that others, particularly those who are more vulnerable, may be drawn to it.

Police in the United Kingdom are warning parents about online videos that direct children to harm themselves and threaten them with severe consequences if their instructions are not followed. Kids are young to understand the consequences and it would be too late before parents realise it.

"Unlike YouTube itself, YouTube Kids is supposed to be specifically FOR kids. There needs to be messaging - this is why it's not OK".

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 24, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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