Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Knowing how to navigate the online social networking world is crucial for parents and teens. Being educated and talking about online experiences can help reduce any negative impacts on youth mental health and well-being. The Australian Psychology Society APS recently released a national survey looking at the impact of technology and social media on the well-being of Australians. Around 1, adults over the age of 18 and young people aged years took part.
Is YouTube Safe for 12-Year Olds? 11? 10?
Let's Talk Teens
YouTube, the giant video site owned by Google, is the most popular social network for tweens. According to a recent study by MediaSmarts, YouTube is listed as the favorite website by children in grades 4 — 6 by a wide margin. The problem is that many kids like to upload videos, and many more use the comments section. If your child has ever uploaded a video or commented on one, she has a YouTube account, and is using it whether you know about it or not. On the question of whether YouTube used under normal circumstances is safe for kids 12 years old and younger, the answer is no.
Instagram 'ranked worst for mental health' in teen survey
Back to Food and diet. The survey asked 1, young people aged to score popular social media apps on issues such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, bullying, body image and "fear of missing out" — where your social media peers seem to be enjoying a better quality of life. YouTube was found to have the most positive impact on young people, and photo-sharing platform Instagram the most negative. Acting on this information, the report calls for measures to help protect individuals when using social media platforms. Their recommendations revolve around increased education on cyber safety and providing more help to protect the mental wellbeing of young people.
A world of learning and fun, made just for kids We created YouTube Kids to make it safer and simpler for kids to explore the world through online video — from their favorite shows and music to learning how to build a model volcano or make slime ;- , and everything in between. A safer online experience for kids We use a mix of filters, user feedback and human reviewers to keep the videos in YouTube Kids family friendly. Simply enable this option when creating a new profile or update an already existing one. We work hard to make videos in the app family friendly, but no system is perfect. These videos may contain some explicit language and imagery, violence and suggestive content.