When they’re feeling desperate and the kids are crazy bored, some parents might look for alternate forms of entertainment involving the idiot box babysitter television. Some families have an Apple TV which allows them to surf YouTube from the comfort of their living rooms. Some families might let their children enter search terms and watch random YouTube videos in order to shut them up keep them busy.
Not my family, of course. But, you know, some families.
Most families would think it is important to supervise children while they search for generally innocuous things like “kitten” or “ballet” or “baby” because unfettered access to the interwebs is not necessarily prudent for small children.
Then again, some husbands parents might think it would be ok to pop upstairs for an hour a few minutes while their innocent five year olds watch videos of ballet dancers and giggling babies. Because howÂ could you go wrong searching for “baby” on YouTube?
Some husbands parents may not have realized that this simple word, when entered into YouTube’s search field, might expose one’s child to a vast array of wildly inappropriate materials including, but not limited to,Â sexualllyÂ graphicÂ music videos, an animated video of vaginal childbirth,Â frightening videos of altered infants (terrifying to my five year old a little kid) or a disturbing cake made to look just like a baby. Not to mention this dude. Â
Some parents might end up with a traumatized child who talks about the “scary baby movie” weeks after the incident of brief non-supervision.
Not that this happened to my husband us. But imagine how guilty and irresponsible some parents might feel if it did! Oops.