The sheer variety of video content on YouTube is staggering and there is a lot of excellent content that can be educational, informative and entertaining.
A child can learn a new skill through a how-to video; they can sing along to their favourite songs; and they can learn all about a topic of interest, such as space, wildlife or dinosaurs.
Children can expand their knowledge and understanding of the world around them through video footage and learn about the lives of others, all over the world. This can be hugely beneficial in developing empathy and respect for others different from themselves.
Children who want to create their own YouTube channel and upload videos may be those who thrive when performing or expressing themselves to others, or they might really enjoy teaching others a skill about which they are incredibly passionate.