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YouTube study shows children 'three clicks away from explicit material'

Footage of nudity and violence was available to children who viewed clips of popular kids' TV programmes

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The research will underline growing concerns about the lack of robust protection for children in cyberspace. Photograph: Stockbyte/Getty Images

Children who view clips of Sesame Street and Peppa Pig on YouTube are on average just three clicks away from explicit adult material on the site, including nudity and violence, according to research.

A study released to mark Safer Internet Day on Tuesday found that graphic footage was available to children who had viewed clips of popular kids' TV programmes.

In one example, YouTube users were two clicks away from footage of a woman giving birth after viewing a Sesame Street video, said the security company Kaspersky, which carried out the research. The list of recommended videos, displayed on the right-hand side of the page after a video has shown, provided a path to the explicit material, the researchers found.

A separate study of 24,000 young people found that 27% of seven- to 11-year-olds and nearly half of 11- to 19-year-olds had come across something they thought was "hurtful or unpleasant" online in the past 12 months.

The research will underline growing concerns about the lack of robust protection for children in cyberspace.

The children's minister, Edward Timpson, said: "We know how important it is that young people are safe and supported while using the internet, and that parents are confident their children are protected from accessing harmful content.

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why an old non-scroll-wheeled mouse?

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YouTube users were two clicks away from footage of a woman giving birth after viewing a Sesame Street video

wow, is that the best example they could find of nude/violent material? lol

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Even if it were 1 click away, that's still the fault/responsibility of the parents.

Personally, anyone not old enough to see suggestive material, shouldn't even be on YouTube.

They should only have access to Seseme Street and Teletubbies sites, etc. etc.

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Damn kids these days are lucky back in my day i was 4 klicks away from explicit material!

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Damn kids these days are lucky back in my day i was 4 klicks away from explicit material!

In my day we had multiple clicks by typing out long words like nudity or big ###### after typing google.com, my how times have changed.

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why an old non-scroll-wheeled mouse?

^ Exactly what I thought!

In regards to the article: yes, the internet is full of rubbish, especially ads. I've learnt to ignore it, and kids should too - most of the time, I don't even notice it's there. Surely Google can tweak their services to ignore certain content titled with certain words when certain content is played (ie. kids shows) - it's not hard to do.

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In my day we had multiple clicks by typing out long words like nudity or big ###### after typing google.com, my how times have changed.

There was no google when I was young on the Internet.

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There was no google when I was young on the Internet.

technically this is how we watched porn when I was young

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Who cares, children are supposed to be supervised, if you aren't watching what your child is doing on the internet then you deserve everything you get.

I don't need restrictions, blocks or opt-in scenarios just because some moron can't look after thier child properly.

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beats ascii

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Who cares, children are supposed to be supervised, if you aren't watching what your child is doing on the internet then you deserve everything you get.

Like an Internet STI? I don't think Norton covers things like that. :laugh:

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In my day we had multiple clicks by typing out long words like nudity or big ###### after typing google.com, my how times have changed.

then your day was some time after mine as i meant klick as in kilometre.

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A woman giving birth isn't sexually explicit material. They show videos of it at the museum and it's uncensored.

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In my day i had to nick mags from the newsagents :p

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This is one of the concerns they had at the company i used to work for when they were exploring the idea of merging into the social media market by creating a facebook and twitter page. We had done a few studies that had determined that even on those sites it took only about 3 to 4 clicks to get from our page to a page with adult content.

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Damn kids these days are lucky back in my day i was 4 klicks away from explicit material!

lmbo!! I know right! It was hard as heck trying to find all the good stuff. They are so exposed to everything now. Kids know more about sex and stuff then I still do now!

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OH NOES! DERTY PICTUUURES! SOMEONE TURN THE INTERWEBZ OFF!

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This should make sex education easier. :p

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....and 4 keystrokes and a click (or maybe another keystroke) away. Point?

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TWO BUTTONS MOUSE?????????

TWO?????????????

EVEN WITHOUT A SCROLL WHEEL?????????????????

Sorry I can't take this **** seriously.

wow, is that the best example they could find of nude/violent material? lol

You know, in USA, anything below the neck is considered nude and will traumatize kids for life.

technically this is how we watched porn when I was young

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Is that an elephant?

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A separate study of 24,000 young people found that 27% of seven- to 11-year-olds and nearly half of 11- to 19-year-olds had come across something they thought was "hurtful or unpleasant" online in the past 12 months.

Substitute online for TV and do another survey and see what the results are.

And how is giving birth explicit :/

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Substitute online for TV and do another survey and see what the results are.

And how is giving birth explicit :/

Well, if you're one of those sad buggers that think the human body is evil and that babies come from storks...

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Substitute online for TV and do another survey and see what the results are.

And how is giving birth explicit :/

No exposing below the neck here in USA. Kids will be traumatized.

Well, if you're one of those sad buggers that think the human body is evil and that babies come from storks...

We've got plenty of them. We wouldn't mind sending those buggers to somewhere else. OOps did I say send? I mean migrate.

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Where are the parents during all of this? No respectable parent would leave their kids alone on the Internet.

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