Dear Friends at Google,
Why don’t you start a video sharing site just like YouTube…except for kids? So much of what’s on YouTube is way inappropriate for children (and that would be putting it mildly) and yet there it is, co-mingled with things that are fine for children.
I know you probably think it’s a parent’s job to keep their kids from watching inappropriate things on your esteemed video sharing site, and you wouldn’t be incorrect, but it’s just not as easy as it sounds.My daughter wants to watch videos about American Girl dolls that are made by other kids or cute animal videos but sure as sh¡t, something totally out of left field invariably shows up in the “related” videos column. A couple clicks and she could be watching videos that would make many adults ask themselves “WHY did my eyes have to see that???”
My point? Even the most vigilant parents need some help.
So. Back to my brilliant idea that I’m willing to GIVE YOU FOR FREE…
YouTubeKids—a site monitored by a volunteer crew of parents (or a paid crew…we like money, too!) who rate videos on a scale. Once the scale tips to a certain level of yet undetermined unacceptability, it’s gone BEFORE it goes live. And the social networking thing? It’s just creepy when adults want to “friend” my 4th grader. Let’s nix that.
This idea? It’s practically a LICENSE TO PRINT MONEY, my friends.
Yes, it’s still a tad rough around the edges—I’ll leave the techie details to you—but feel free to contact me here or via email to discuss further (and hire me as a parent consultant!).
Yours in brilliance,
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