It started so innocently… You let your 8 year old watch a Barbie video someone made on YouTube… Ten minutes later…
“Mommy, I don’t think I’m supposed to be looking at this.”
As your young daughter hands you the phone, displayed on the screen is a couple fully engaged in some simulated NC 17 action.
What the… Seriously? How did we go from Barbie and Ken making cookies to a reenactment of Kim Kardashian’s most popular film?!
This is what I refer to as…
THE YOUTUBE RABBIT HOLE.
I first discovered it when my oldest son wanted to watch Monster Trucks on YouTube. I walked over after 5 minutes, and he was watching videos about the Dubai Airport. THE YOUTUBE RABBIT HOLE.
Let’s work on this… We can start by filtering search.
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