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What's the right age for YouTube?


YouTube says

This is taken from YouTube’s own guidelines and is accurate as of March 2016.


Our panel says

Based on our independent panel surveyed in December 2015.


Children say

Based on 1725 responses children and young people we asked in December 2015.


Parents say

Based on 1628 votes from parents who have visited this site – you can vote too!

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Is content on YouTube suitable for 8 to 12 year olds?

53% of reviewers reported seeing content that might be unsuitable for children aged 8-12 on this site. Here are the types of inappropriate content that they reported:


Medium Risk

Violence and hatred

Medium Risk


Medium Risk

Suicide and self-harm

Low Risk


Medium Risk

Parents reported seeing violent, sexual and adult content on their site.

Children and young people reported seeing violence, bullying, and adult content as their main concerns over content.

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