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Bright Screens, Brighter Minds - YouTube Channels Inspiring Young People


Written by Summer 12yrs


YouTube influences many people of different ages through the content that is shared via different channels.


Some channels can influence kids in the wrong ways, sharing inappropriate content, but there are also lots of channels that can positively influence kids by teaching them new skills, life hacks, or even just how to have a good laugh. I’m 12, and my little sister is 3, so we like watching different things, so I have shared a few of my favourite YouTube channels and a couple she likes to watch with Mum.


SSSniperwolf

What is it? SSSniperwolf is YouTube content creator Alia Shelesh from LA. She creates reaction videos and POVs where she reacts to people’s TikToks and YouTube reels talking and laughing through her opinions on what she’s watching. She is a big gamer and social media user, but although she likes to create content for people to watch using silly and funny videos, she always encourages children not to do anything silly or to copy the videos she’s reacting to. She seems to care about her viewers.

Why do I like it?

SSSniperwolf inspires me because she appears to be a strong, courageous, and confident young woman. She has revealed that she was bullied over her love of video games as a kid, and that is why she makes videos and still plays games – to teach kids that they’re absolutely fine in their own skin.


SSSniperwolf can immediately brighten my day whenever I’m feeling down.



What don’t I like about it?

One thing I would change is that she always repeats her videos or always watches the same things sometimes, and it gets repetitive.


Target age group?

I would recommend this channel for older audiences between the ages of 10-16 because it can have what some might feel is inappropriate content where she discusses things like periods and girl stuff. Some reactions are to mildly scary videos sometimes too.


In-Channel Advertisements?

- McDonald’s

- Hungry Jacks

- BINGE

- Disney+


Art for Kids Hub

What is it? The Art for Kids Hub is a channel that teaches kids how to draw their favourite animals, foods and places. Rob Jensen created Art for Kids Hub with his wife and children who all play a role in their videos, creating drawings that you can copy as you watch them do it.


The videos are creative and encourage you to slow down a bit. I feel like it also helps children listen to instructions and to get more creative and try something new.

Why do I like it?

Art for Kids Hub inspires me to be more creative and to learn different skills and drawing techniques. Some shapes and items can look hard to draw but they make it easier and achievable. Watching their videos helps me to calm down after a busy day at school or when it’s raining outside and it’s also really fun because I really enjoy drawing.



What don’t I like about it?

One thing I would change is that they only draw cartoon pictures and not realistic ones which I think would encourage some kids to push themselves a bit further. Target age group?

I would recommend this channel for older audience between the ages of 8-13.


In-Channel Advertisements?

- Ebay

- Etsy

- Grammarly


BabyBus

What is it? Created by Tang Guangyu, the BabyBus world, KiKi, Miumiu, and their friends inspire kids to


experience true friendship, care, creativity, and imagination in a fun and smart way, all the while learning. Through their songs and animations, kids around the world can learn about colours, letters, life skills, good habits, safety tips, and more in a fun and educational way.


In the eyes of Kiki and Miumiu, all things are alive: you can talk to animals, you can make friends with vehicles. Why do I like it?

BabyBus is very contained and it never goes over the top with the scenarios meaning that the themes are like real things that can happen in life.

I am really fond of BabyBus because it really influences children to live a happy, healthy and safe life and to have a wild and adventurous imagination. My little sister loves to sing along!


What don’t I like about it?

The scenes can sometimes be a bit scary for young children – earthquakes, sinkholes and tsunamis/big waves for example. The songs can also be very repetitive which gets super annoying.

Target age group?

I would recommend this channel for younger audiences between the ages of 3-6.


In-Channel Advertisements?

- Hotjar

- ebay




Sheriff Labrador


What is it? Sheriff Labrador’s channel makes videos on the dangers of things that can happen or exist within everyday life.


The main cartoon character, Sheriff Labrador, teaches children things like always washing your food, never taking anything off strangers, and to never talk or interact with someone you don’t know.


Each episode is a cartoon which features the Sheriff and his trusty sidekick. They experience a scenario of some kind and work together to investigate and solve the problem. For example, one episode is about two sneaky foxes who lure a young bunny to run off with them by getting on a toy car with them. The mummy bunny panicks and works with the sheriff to find where the fox kidnappers took baby bunny. The episode ends by telling kids to never leave their parents.

Sheriff Labrador was created by Tang Guangyu as he wanted to educate young children on the dangers of the world and as an add-on to the popular kids channel BabyBus.


Why do I like it?

The channel encourages you to take caution in the world and has safety talks after the scene has ended to again share their safety messages.

Sheriff Labrador inspires me because he teaches me to do the right thing and young children to make smart and safe decisions and when it’s my baby sister, I take her safety seriously and love that she’s learning positive lessons. What don’t I like about it? Some of the themes are a bit strange. For example, one episode is about the importance of not collecting caterpillars. Another episode shows a young boy eating a mushroom and then going all strange, like he was on drugs.

Target age group? I would recommend this channel for a younger audience between the ages of 3-6.

In-Channel Advertisements?

- Grammarly

- Truecore




Brightside

What is it? An animated series, Brightside is a channel full of riddles, survival skills and heaps more.


Whether you’re into recent discoveries, space exploration, true stories, fitness, fun tests, riddles, or useful tips for self-improvement, gadgets, or just your day-to-day routine, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.


Each episode features either a theme or a challenge to guess who is at the heart of the riddle (what the answer is). It shows you a number of scenarios that could be picked and you then get to see which one was correct. Through this process each episode, you learn about different animals, different planets, all kinds of cool stuff!



Pavel Radaev created Brightside for fun, and then all of his videos blew up and he got well-known. Brightside now has a community of millions and millions of subscribers!

Why do I like it?

I am really fond of Brightside because I enjoy watching and learning survival skills like how to get away from sharks, how to survive a snake bite and what to do when you encounter a dangerous animal.


Riddles are fun and challenging and I also really enjoy the fun personality quizzes – they can actually be quite accurate!


What don’t I like about it?

Sometimes the videos are almost the same thing and some of the riddles are inappropriate talking about birth and who is the father.


Target age group? would recommend this channel for your middle aged audience between the ages 10-15+ because It can have inappropriate themes.


In-Channel Advertisements?

- Amazon

- Grammarly


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