Proceed with caution
YouTube is an entertainment platform where users can watch, create, and share video content via channels. It is the second most-visited website on the internet, right behind Google.
Photo & Video

In-depth breakdown

Minimum Age Requirement
Users must be 13 years old to create an account. However, an account is not required to view YouTube content. Some videos are age-restricted based on explicit content and are not visible to any users under age 18 or anyone without an account.
Messaging Capabillities
YouTube does not allow direct messaging. Users with an account can post public comments on videos.
Location Sharing
YouTube does not publicly share user location.
Parental Controls
YouTube has built-in parental controls, including a Restricted Mode, that allows parents to control the type of content their child views.
YouTube has one of the largest libraries of video content on the internet. Some of it is safe for children, but some of it contains things that parents may find inappropriate.