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My problem with YouTube

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by jondanger, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. ReverendRevolver

    ReverendRevolver Tele-Afflicted

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    My children(4, 6 &11) are all currently grounded from YouTube.

    They would continually watch people playing video games, other kids (or adults) playing with toys, or random things just slightly outside thier maturity level.

    That last part is what got YouTube removed from 3/4 streaming devices in the house.

    It does seem to be just part of the "now" though. One channel they all watch (FGTeev) started as random reviews of Skylanders when that game first came out. Those people are CRAZY rich now...

    It's not all bad I suppose. my 4 year olds vocabulary is way bigger than her brothers' were at her age.



    When kids realize how annoying something is in a situation where they're not trying to annoy, they might stop. I hope......
     
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    hastagtyouaregettingold.
    Getting old, not gettin' gold. Is that how it works . ?
     
  3. johnny k

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    Get rid of all the screens in the house. It is books from now on. And not the fun ones with pictures in them.
     
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    Adults voicing over game play videos is dreadfully dull and, given the target audience of pre-teen kids, super creepy.

    Kids think they are cool because the play games. But occasionally they indulge in fairly adult or political rambling that can be questionable or harmful, beyond stupid. And kids will absorb this without question.

    It promotes very low-level gratification and can result in ****-for-brians. I know kids who did not grow out of it yet, while already on college.

    My own kids dabled but eventually let go as they realized that the creepy-dull youturd dude is just that.
     
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  5. TokyoPortrait

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    Hi.

    Judging by the way things have been going in my household the last few days, I’m the last person who should be giving advice.

    Having said that, I agree with Blowtorch, you should try a Rat...

    Pax/
    Dean
     
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    Edit: oops- double post.

    Pax/
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  7. cyclopean

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    it's also streaming free on twitch and there's a lot of it up on youtube.
     
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    is that why when i tried to pull up a three minute pop song it had thirty seconds of commercials on it the the first two out of three times i tried?
     
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  9. Lonn

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    Your kids aren't you. Don't expect them to act like you or believe/enjoy/dislike the same things you do. I have 3 kids from 18-34, been there done that.
     
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    adblock.
     
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    Parenting is hard. I have 6 kids.

    I would suggest having a honest conversation in a compassionate tone, with each child, one on one. Just lay it out so they can understand. Let them know what the expectations are and why. I would prepare them for potential consequences.

    My opinion is that the screen time is bad for their brains and permanently alters how the wiring develops.
     
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    Your kids are choosing to spend time with you and interact with you and each other. Sometimes that's pretty annoying but overall, it's better than the alternative!
     
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    As an adult, I find YouTube to be a very handy visual resource for information; however, it does have its trappings. It provides ANYONE a platform to espouse ANYTHING, with minimal filtering - and, it's ubiquitous!

    One can easily monitor a TV, but not so much a laptop or cell phone.

    Oh, I fear the times, they are a changin'.
     
  14. HoodieMcFoodie

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    You can always check the viewing history on a YouTube account on a laptop. Possibly on a phone also.
     
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    We have become a voyeuristic society...that is what entertainment has become: reaction and unboxing videos. Many people live their lives vicariously through others' adventures because 'safe space' has become a commodity and is hoarded by a whole lot of folks.

    That stuff is boring for me because watching someone else do stuff is not nearly as fun as doing it myself.
     
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    I think society has always been voyeuristic to some extent. TV has trained us to be that way.
     
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    My kid is 5. I’m hoping things come around in the next five or so years. The whole “cancel culture” and basically kids being brats without anyone calling them on their bull is pretty annoying.

    It’s not every kid. There are plenty of smart cool kids who can think for themselves and just act like normal kids, not like YouTube/Instagram/whatever tastemakers in training.

    I just worry parents aren’t actually talking to their kids and just plop them in front of screens without questioning or discussing anything. Hopefully I’m wrong on that.
     
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    That is correct, but over the past several years instant media (faceboob, etc.) has exponentially intensified this phenomenon.
     
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    My reaction? Go out for a pack of cigarettes.
     
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    My babysitter was the TV when I was a kid and I turned out ok. But now I'm getting hungry so if you'll excuse me I have to set up an anvil on a cliff and put bird seed on the road... :D:D
     
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