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Is YouTube Kids Purposely Training Kids to Watch YouTube Ads?

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Ronald Mitchell
Apr 26, 2017 09:00
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My 18-month-old daughter uses YouTube for two things: Peppa Pig and that Imogen Heap song that was designed to be baby crack.

I get it, I get it: free apps need to be ad-supported.

So at first I thought this was just a move to bully me into paying for YouTube Red.

In the evening, this exact same app, with the exact same settings, advertises video series that are exclusive to YouTube Red, including one with Minecraft mega-star DanTDM.

On the weekends, it shows ads for movies.

My daughter gets frustrated by the ads, because if she clicks on Peppa Pig she wants Peppa Pig, dammit.

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Ronald Mitchell
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