Recently, Poetry Nguyen – YouTuber is quite popular in the field of serving young children audience – has posted a video of the incident that has been disabled without commentary, despite any policy violations. It is known that this is the main proactive action of YouTube, exactly as what they announced a few months ago about the plan to change and tighten the video regulation for the general community on its platform.
Specifically, YouTube said it would restrict some of the rights of channel owners with child-related content and the type of young audience to protect children’s safety when appearing in video.
According to YouTube, every channel owner will now have to make a firm commitment to comply with the “Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act,” and at the same time go through an honest confirmation that their channel belongs to the content. for children or not. If so, the channel will be subject to restriction of rights as set out. In case the channel is not primarily intended for children but a few of the previous videos are still involved, the channel owner is required to re-report for each video to provide all the necessary information if you want to retrieve it. right.
This change will be official Updated in January 2020 here, comes by limiting some features of childrens content (such as turning off comments, notifications, etc.).
Why does YouTube accept to restrict and tighten the rights of those who are working day and night to contribute to their platform? In fact, they have no choice but to follow the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Any conditions that are not met by the law, YouTube is at its sole discretion to handle according to the seriousness of the violation. YouTube’s automated review system will also work seamlessly to detect misconduct from anywhere, promptly reporting to prevent any negative behavior.
The type of content for children is one of the goals tightened by YouTube this year.
The rules set for the YouTube channel are videos made for children
As of January 2020, if the YouTube channel has confirmed its audience is “for children,” the following features will not work for either regular videos or livestreams:
– Advertising personalized options
– Members of the channel
– Channel branding watermark
– Donate button
– Info card or End screen
– Live chat or Donate in live chat
– Playback in Thumbnail Player
– Super Chat or Special sticker
– Save to playlist
– YouTube merchandise shelves
Of course, YouTube understands and acknowledges that not allowing ads to be placed can reduce revenue for the channel owner and make it difficult for the community. However, they determine this is the right way to ensure compliance with applicable laws. YouTubers making content for children will be required to follow the new rules, otherwise they will be punished severely with the most severe penalty of channel deletion.
Back to some other YouTuber cases in Vietnam, a few months ago, Khoai Lang Thang also reported a confusing problem: He was turned off YouTube to make money in a completely normal and humane video. interactions, views and other metrics. At that time, he misunderstood that YouTube was prioritizing sensational content, sentences for profit rather than safe and insightful products.
Status line shared by Khoai Lang Thang about the problem of turning off monetization.
However, things gradually became clear as more people shared and noticed YouTube’s announcements. Perhaps Potato Lang Thang was one of those chosen to first test this new directive, gradually applying it right from that point. Because Khoai Lang Thang’s videos are classified as content for children, turning off monetization is perfectly valid according to the regulations.
If you still feel unreasonable about this law, please contact Quynh Tran JP and Sa – a hot YouTube phenomenon recently. Quynh Tran herself could not hide her concerns and worries about letting her child appear with her on the video, because the baby’s image could easily be taken for photo editing purposes, or many other forms of editing. properly. At that time, she temporarily did not let her child appear on the new videos, making netizens wonder.
Currently, even the channel of Quynh Tran JP has to change its name to “Quynh Tran JP & Family”. In the new vlog, she shared: “Quynh’s YouTube has changed its name, adding the word ‘Family’ – meaning ‘family’. Because Quynh’s channel is an independent channel, without the word Family, YouTube will be branded as a child video recording channel. (violating YouTube’s child protection laws), and comments will be disabled and possibly monetization enabled. “
The new channel name of Quynh Tran.
Therefore, through all the above actions, it can be seen that YouTube’s decision is absolutely right to protect the rights of children and raise awareness in a necessary and legitimate way for the community.