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Florida mother discovers suicide tips in video at YouTube Kids

February 24, 2019 Business 0 Views FILE – On March 20, 2018, the file photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky, File) Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FILE – On March 20, 2018, the file photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky, File) TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Warning: This story mentions suicide and may interfere with some readers. A mother warns parents to better monitor their children's online activity after finding a disturbing video that seems to give children instructions to hurt themselves. Dr. Free Hess, pediatrician and mother in Gainesville posted the video on her blog PediMom.com after watching it on YouTube. Hess said the video has appeared twice on YouTube and YouTube children since July. "Look at the comments, it had been a while, and people had even reported it eight months earlier," Hess told CBS News. [19659008] The instructions are in a 9-second clip that is divided between clips in the popular Nintendo splaton. "Remember, children, side by side for attention, far for results. Stop it, says a man he pretends to cut his forearm. The man is identified as YouTuber Filthy Frank, who calls himself" the performance of all that one person should not be ". He has over 6.2 million subscribers. CBS News reports that there is no evidence to suggest that Frank was involved in…

FILE – On March 20, 2018, the file photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky, File)

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Warning: This story mentions suicide and may interfere with some readers.

A mother warns parents to better monitor their children‘s online activity after finding a disturbing video that seems to give children instructions to hurt themselves.

Dr. Free Hess, pediatrician and mother in Gainesville posted the video on her blog PediMom.com after watching it on YouTube. Hess said the video has appeared twice on YouTube and YouTube children since July.

“Look at the comments, it had been a while, and people had even reported it eight months earlier,” Hess told CBS News. [19659008] The instructions are in a 9-second clip that is divided between clips in the popular Nintendo splaton.

“Remember, children, side by side for attention, far for results. Stop it, says a man he pretends to cut his forearm.

The man is identified as YouTuber Filthy Frank, who calls himself” the performance of all that one person should not be “. He has over 6.2 million subscribers. CBS News reports that there is no evidence to suggest that Frank was involved in creating the certified video.

Hess announced YouTube of the video. It violates its community guidelines and took it down.

A YouTube representative told the network that the company is working hard “to ensure that YouTube is not used to encourage dangerous behavior.”

“We trust both user flagging and smart detection technology to flag this content for our reviewers “representative said.” Every quarter, we remove millions of videos and channels that violate our policies and we remove most a of these videos before they have any comments. We always work to improve our systems and to remove brutal content faster, so we report our progress in the quarterly report and provide users with a dashboard showing the status of the videos they have flagged for us. “

Hess said she has made her mission look for such dangers after seeing higher rates of child murder in her emergency room in recent years. She told the network that she has reported seven more annoying videos on YouTube Kids because He saw the video.

“I had to quit, but I could have continued,” said Hess. “When you start looking at it, it gets darker and weirder. I don’t understand how it gets caught. “

If you’re thinking about suicide or worrying about someone who might be, call the national suicidal life line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to connect to a local crisis center You can also write Crisis Text Line through messages 741741.

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