I’m not a parent (yet), but friends tell me about the wonderful world of YouTube for their children. Want that “rubber ducky” song from Bert and Ernie? Find it on YouTube. You’re child has a fascination with raccoons? Find some interesting clips about them in nature. In short, you have more control over what you can expose to your child.
Of course, there’s quite a bit on YouTube that you wouldn’t want you child to view.
But I’m not a big proponent of blocking YouTube completely. It’s not necessarily case of throwing the baby out with the bath water.
The NY Times ran a great article that serves as a guide for parents who want to use YouTube with their children. It’s worth checking out.