Parents have plenty of reasons to be skeptical of YouTube, but you can trust these six channels to be safe for your kids.

There's no doubt that kids are obsessed with YouTube, but a lot of the content just isn’t appropriate for them to watch. Between the recent Logan Paul videos, counterfeit kids’ cartoons, and raunchy music videos, parents have plenty of reasons not to trust YouTube.

If you’re skeptical of YouTube, you’re not alone. It’s important to be discerning about what you allow your kids to watch. But not everything on YouTube is bad, you just need to know where to look. 

Of course the best thing a parent can do it watch with your kids, but that’s not always possible. When you can't watch with them, you can trust these six YouTube channels to be safe for your kids.

1. Lilly Singh

Lilly Singh is a comedian who performs comedy sketches and parodies. The topics of her videos usually revolve around real life situations that many kids deal with, like “when your friend gets dumped.” 

The videos are not inappropriate, but the topics are meant for a more mature audience. This channel is best suited for tweens and teens.   

2. Nerdy Nummies

Rosanna Pansino’s channel, Nerdy is a cooking channel that is perfect for gaming fans. This show features DIY tutorials for “nerdy” crafts and baking.  The tutorials include treats that are superhero, game, and movie themes.

This channel is perfect for any kid that loves gaming, superheroes, crafts, and baking! If you want to try making your own treats, this is a great activity for parents to do with their kids.

3. HobbyKidsGaming

HobbyKidsGaming features a dad and his sons playing with new toys, playing video games, and going on family-friendly adventures. The videos include gameplay of Mario Odyssey, Amazing Frog, Roblox, and more. 

This channel is great for kids who want to watch gameplay videos because they are completely G-rated. Parents won't have to worry about cursing or inappropriate content that can be found on many other gaming channels. 

4. Smosh

Smosh is a comedy skit channel, which are preformed by a group of six young adults. One of their popular series is “every [blank] ever,” which includes videos like “every grandparent ever.”  

Tweens will enjoy the juvenile humor and pop culture references on this channel. Younger kids may not be interested in this channel.

5. Mother Goose Club

Great for preschoolers, this channel teaches nursery thyme classics through skits and songs. Parents will recognize songs like “Wheels on the Bus” and “Skip to my Lou.” Kids will love that the videos are animated, but also include real kids and adults. 

Mother Goose Club is created specifically for young kids and is completely safe for them to watch. Older kids may not be interested in this channel. 

6. SmartGirls

Amy Poehler’s YouTube channel is an uplifting and enlightening channel for tween and teen girls. It features interviews with female celebrities and Q&A sessions with Amy.

The channel is focused on empowering young girls and emphasizes intelligence in a funny and informative way. Watching SmartGirls is a great way for girls to learn about smart, influential women.

It's almost impossible to keep kids away from YouTube completely. But with the right tools and information, you don't need to! When kids are watching the right channels and the right content, YouTube can be safe and even informative.

To learn everything you need to know about keeping your kids safe on YouTube,
Download our Complete YouTube Guide for Parents.

About Kate Carr

Kate Carr is a recent grad from the University of Vermont with a degree in Psychology. She's interested in social marketing and is the Editorial Content Associate for Zift. 

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