Sunny Side Up: Should Youtube do more to monitor kids’ content?

Sunny Side Up: Should Youtube do more to monitor kids’ content?

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - “Sunny Side Up” is a daily morning talk show that airs on CBS-Cleveland 19 News featuring Wake Up Cleveland’s Neeha Curtis and Julian Glover.

On Tuesday’s edition of “Sunny Side Up”:

Chatting live on Sunny Side Up: A mother found instructions to slit wrists spliced in-between a childrens' cartoon on Youtube. Bringing us to the question of the day: Should Youtube do more to monitor kids’ content? https://bit.ly/2H0PgP2

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Tuesday, February 26, 2019

According to reports, the video instructed the viewer how to slice their wrists in the middle of a childrens’ cartoon.

The video has since been taken down.

A spokesperson at Youtube released this statement following the controversy:

“We work to make the videos in YouTube Kids family-friendly and take feedback very seriously. We appreciate people drawing problematic content to our attention, and make it possible for anyone to flag a video. Flagged videos are manually reviewed 24/7 and any videos that don’t belong in the app are removed. We’ve also been investing in new controls for parents including the ability to hand pick videos and channels in the app. We are making constant improvements to our systems and recognize there’s more work to do.”

Bringing us to the question of the day:

“Sunny Side Up” airs on CBS and is streamed each weekday morning at 9 a.m. on the Cleveland 19 News Facebook page, Cleveland 19.com, and on the Amazon Fire and Roku channels.

The show features discussions on trending topics, guests, and more.

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