Parents need to know that YouTube is a video-sharing site and app, and there are many videos on YouTube that may not be age-appropriate for their kids. The site is entirely user-generated and relies on its community to flag videos that violate YouTube’s terms of service (mostly for sexual content, language, and hate speech).
YouTube also has three channels by which users can access specialized content: YouTube Kids, YouTube Gaming, and YouTube Music. Users can also subscribe to YouTube Red: For $9.99 a month, users can stream videos for free, save videos for background and offline viewing, and access new original content. As of 2017, the YouTube app allows in-app messaging between users.