Common Sense Media – Caroline Knorr

If your daughter comes home from school, throws down her backpack, and hops on YouTube — she’s just like millions of other kids. Girls are flocking to the video-sharing site to watch, share, and comment on everything from toy reviews to cheerleading tips to music videos. But until YouTube develops its kid-focused site, you never know what she might come across.

Age-inappropriate stuff is only one of the pitfalls. The glut of content about makeup, fashion, hair, and shopping just reinforces the idea that girls only care about — or should care about — physical appearance. Read More