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YouTube Attempts to Boost Quality of Kids Content By Demonetizing Shady Accounts

YouTube has been doing a lot to revitalize its image as the sort of place that can be seen as truly family friendly because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up making more advertisers want to put ads up on the platform. This has also involved making it a lot easier for channels that create content for kids to find a way to moderate their comment sections and prevent them from being misused for any kinds of nefarious purposes and the like.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that while kids content is quite prevalent on YouTube a lot of it is decidedly low in quality. This is a problem due to the reason that YouTube would need high quality content to keep kids engaged, and many channels have tried to create low quality content because they know that it would get a lot of views regardless of how much work they ended up putting into it.

In order to try to boost the quality of content made for kids on its platform, YouTube is now going to be demonetizing accounts that make low quality content. This will be done by removing ads on those platforms, and this creates an incentive for accounts to create content that is of a much higher quality. "In Q2 of 2021 alone, YouTube removed over 1.8 million videos for violations of its child safety policies.", boasted James Beser YouTube's Director of Product Management, Kids and Family, in a blog post.

The content that we show our kids matters, and a lot of it needs to change so that kids aren’t just watching mind numbing videos that would not result in them getting any useful information at all about whatever it is that they are watching. This is definitely a good step from YouTube because it can make it so that kids can start watching content that is more wholesome and educational.


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