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27 February, 2019, 04:25 | Author: Israel Montgomery
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She found the video earlier this February on the YouTube Kids app, recorded it, and posted the video to her blog.

During one cartoon, a man appeared on the screen giving instructions on how to commit suicide, she told the Washington Post.

A USA pediatrician is raising an alarm about instructions on how to slit one's wrists posted in YouTube videos targeted at children - showing that inappropriate content continues to slip through the online streaming site's filters. "Though YouTube has deleted channels and removed videos, Hess points out that it's still easy to find a plethora of "horrifying" content aimed at children on YouTube Kids".

On her blog, Hess says "self-harm and suicidal-promoting content" is a big problem. YouTube also attempted to crack down on these videos following a number of reports about the videos.

I don't doubt that social media and things such as this are contributing, "she later told CNN".

"I think our kids are facing a whole new world with social media and internet access". But more cartoons have been found with suicide instructions. Dr.

Hess, a pediatrician, put out a call to action to different groups to report the video to get it removed from the site.

Other videos have been uncovered on YouTube Kids that glorify suicide, sexual abuse, human trafficking, gun violence and domestic violence.

YouTube Kids has previously come under fire for failing to curate content on the platform correctly, Business Insider reported a year ago that conspiracy theory videos were prominent on the platform.

Parents NEED to be aware of this!

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Kaslow, who teaches at Emory University's school of medicine, said that some children may ignore the grim video content but that others, particularly those who are more vulnerable, may be drawn to it. The video shows a character opening fire and cursing before the video cuts to a dead body.

Chelcie Jade Creasey said: "This is awful but it is actually happening, I've had to ban the boys from YouTube". "One suggested video was an hours-long lecture by Icke in which he claims that aliens built the pyramids, that the planet is run by reptile-human hybrids, that Freemasons engage in human sacrifice, that the assassination of President Kennedy was planned by the U.S. government, and that humans would evolve in 2012".

In that video, a man appears four minutes and 45 seconds into the video.

The mom wrote, "What did I just see?"

Another provided a graphic description of a young girl's attempt to hang herself.

Is YouTube prompting kids to kill themselves?

As for YouTube Kids, it said: "We work to ensure the videos in YouTube Kids are family-friendly and take feedback very seriously".

For confidential support in the United States call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255.

For confidential support call the Samaritans in the United Kingdom on 116 123 or visit a local Samaritans branch.

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