It’s an old hill anyway. Most newer parents discover a magical thing known as “tablet with wifi and silicone bumper” and install Youtube Kids so they can watch 10000 “5 fingers” / “5 little monkeys” variations to keep them occupied. If not, give the parents a coupon for one.

It’s an old hill anyway. Most newer parents discover a magical thing known as “tablet with wifi and silicone bumper” and install Youtube Kids so they can watch 10000 “5 fingers” / “5 little monkeys” variations to keep them occupied.

If not, give the parents a coupon for one.

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I’m a fan of Gen Alpha (the one after Z)’s being born with Youtube Kids and musically in their high chairs. I’m all for it.

Q: How many who hate kids have an annoying little brother / sister / niece / nephew at home?

That could be your main problem.

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Applebee’s is a family restaurant last time I looked. It’s McDonalds with nicer food and a bar.

Good point on the movies, Destiny. Can’t say how many technically-adults complain after every superhero movie about “all the brats in there”. Last time I looked, kids ARE usually the target audience (yes for Deadpool too. The R is just a ploy)

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oh please. Kids loved that movie. The people that made it know that. [same with South Park].

They’re your equals I know all I need.

Depends on your glee when your beat them in a game. If you’re playing a children’s game and you’re better at it than children, it’s not surprising.

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that’s true. But the ones that made it and the marketing machine that came with it knew it would appeal to 8-14 yr olds.

Nah. Gaming’s for anybody. I mostly borrowed that from my nephew. When he was 11 in a game with his friends, a 14 yr old was being a pain. My nephew said,

“If you’re 14, what are you doing on a server with a bunch of 11 yr olds?”

The older kid left.

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Kids have been a part of online since 90s chat rooms, chatty, noisy, etc. They don’t bother me but I don’t do anything competitive. They’re just there.

The thing that’s weird to me, and it used to be all over youtube a few years ago, is 20/30 yr old men would seek out 8-11 yr old kids on games in order to make them cry for views.

“destroy them and put the passion of vengeance in their heart” etc.

It’s strange. But whatever.

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It’s a comic book character. I’m not recommending it for 8 yr olds. It’s just the reality. They got to see a dead Japanese man hanging from a tree the other day, so, such is growing up nowadays I guess.

It’s the defacto TV replacement for Gen Alpha though. Most of what kids see there isn’t awful, some is. Youtube should be more responsible as should tablet makers and of course parents too, but if the source of billions of views daily fixes their shit, it makes that problem disappear.

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Can’t do much after 8 though. That age kids start getting more technically and socially saavy, realize they just have to sign up as 18+ to get out of censorship and they join the fray of commenters going “fake” on every video.

In Dev Psychology, that’s also about the age where kids listen to friends more than parents or family, and get their own idols (like Logan Paul, etc).

But before that, parents still have good sway.

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