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Children on YouTube and Child porn sites

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  1. kathi17

    kathi17 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 30, 2013
    Stonington, ME, USA
    The government seems to be really working hard to "protect the children from vaping", but there is a much bigger threat to our kids, and they don't seem to be at all concerned about it.

    I found out last night that my 10 year old granddaughter has a YouTube channel, and has 37 videos posted so far. I called my son, and he didn't understand the dangers. He just says that all the kids are doing it. She is on there along with my grandsons, who are 5 and 8, along with their friends, who are also in those age groups.

    There are videos of her in a bathing suit, and shorty nightgowns. She is not doing anything dirty, but she has no idea that a very pretty 10 year old shouldn't be on there like that.

    I googled her name, and one of the places that has reposted her videos is a porn site. Her videos are posted all over the place.

    I filed a TOS agreement violation with TouTube because she is under 13, and also pointed them to the porn site that has posted her videos, and this is their reply:

    "Action Taken We’re unable to identify a violation of our Community Guidelines within your recent report to our Safety and Abuse Tool. "

    She is mostly doing something called challenges and dares, so I googled her video titles, using her numerous spelling mistakes, so I would only get her results.

    These led me to sites that reposted a lot of her videos, as well as the challenges and dares she took part in. Most of the challenges are sexual, and many are very dangerous. So far, she hasn't done the sexual or dangerous ones, but who knows how long it will be before she does.

    On several videos, she keeps telling the "boys" (who knows how old these "boys" really are), to stop asking her to strip.

    As I looked around, I saw so many other little kids doing the same things on their YouTube channels.

    I have very slow internet on my computer, and no sound, but I managed to see quite a lot over the hours I spent checking things out on my cell phone, and I am terribly worried.

    I emailed my state senator this morning, and am going to call her office on Monday morning, to see if there is anything they can do about YouTube allowing kids as young as 5 make their own videos for the whole world to see.

    I do blame my son and daughter-in-law because at the moment I think they are stupid, and I am very unhappy with them, but apparently they aren't the only stupid parents in the world. There are thousands of them.

    Monday, I am going to call my granddaughter's school and let them know how many kids at that school are doing this as well, and suggest that they have some talks at school about the dangers of the internet.



    (My granddaughter lives 15 hours away in another state).

    Anyway, I just wanted to post this in the forum to see if anyone has any ideas on what I should do????
     
  2. Zanderist

    Zanderist Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 5, 2014
    You could get your granddaughter's account deleted, that should remove all the videos all over the internet.
     
  3. kathi17

    kathi17 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 30, 2013
    Stonington, ME, USA
    I can't, because I am not their legal guardian, and their parents are too stupid to realize the dangers. YouTube refuses to do anything about it, even though they are very obviously under 13. Only their parents can get the videos removed.
     
  4. Iffy

    Iffy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 3, 2011
    Florida Suncoast
    Report your story to the appropriate state attorney and also their local Child Protection agency!

    And, I personally would take a 15 hour trip to kick some major azz!!!

    I wish you the best and hope that your grandchild can be deprogrammed of pizz poor parenting!
    Geeze, I was having a fine day until I read your post... :evil:
     
  5. kathi17

    kathi17 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 30, 2013
    Stonington, ME, USA
    Thanks for the info. Even though my son isn't speaking to me at the moment, because of my interference, I did text him links to the porn sites, and also to the challenge and dare sites which have her videos on them. I also very graphically told him about the perverts lusting after his little girls body.

    It must have made some kind of an impression on him finally, because he removed most of her videos tonight. I saw them disappearing as he deleted them.

    I have been on the YouTube forums, posting all about it, and YouTube is being really nasty about me.

    When my 8 YO grandson was 4, I had his pictures on my private FB account, which only family was allowed to see. I started hearing from all these people I didn't know, how cute my grandchildren were. Come to find out, anytime anyone played Farmville, or checked their horoscope, etc., they had to check a box releasing all of their friends private info and pictures to everyone they knew.

    People all over the world, suddenly had access to my grandchildren. I didn't give permission, I never played any of those games or anything. It was family who did it. My grandson was sexually molested by a stranger who saw them. That's why I hate FaceBook. It's also why I can't drop this YouTube thing. The grandchildren live in quite a large city out of state.
     
  6. Maiar

    Maiar Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Reposted on porn sites? That's ....ing gross.
    And unfortunately deleting her YouTube account won't get the videos off those sites unless the sites are direct linking to the YouTube page itself. When it comes to the internet, once it's out there, there isn't anything anyone can ever do to get it to go away. I hate to inform you of that, but that's the world we live in and I don't like it any more than you do.
    That's why parents and teachers can't afford to be stupid. But they need to be educated as well as the kids. And shown that once it's online, it's forever and the consequences of stuff like that.
    I would not be allowing my daughter to have a YouTube channel. There's too many gross people out there.
     
  7. mightymen

    mightymen Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 22, 2012
    NYC
    The good thing about this is that you've found out what's going on with your grandchild and are doing something about it. There's no doubt how far this could have gone as you've seen she was being abused by older people possible by adults obvious for a sexual reasons, it would have only gone further without you stepping in - thank God you did.

    This type of stuff has always been going on through history but with the new social media that we all have it happens MUCH faster and MORE frequently now.

    This hit you personally and you had to fill the gap that her parents are responsible for, some parents don't know and others just don't care.

    Good job Grandpa or Grandma. :) :toast:
     
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