Mum issues warning after seeing what her child was watching on YouTube
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A mum has issued a warning to other parents after catching her three-year-old girl watching a 'really disturbing' cartoon on YouTube Kids.
Mum Kelly, who goes by Kellie Kellz on TikTok, revealed that her child had been watching the popular cartoon BabyBus when she overheard something shocking. Check out her video here:
"I heard something really disturbing", she told her followers.
"So I took her iPad off her, as you do, and rewound to the beginning of the cartoon. And as a mum I felt sick.
"I'm going to attach the clip now of what's being fed into my three-year-old girl's ears."
Kelly then shared the clip from her daughter's iPad, which sees a baboon character follow a child cat into a swimming pool changing room and offering to help him change his clothes.
The cat character, close to tears, tells the horrifying baboon character that he can do it himself, clinging to a towel wrapped around his waist.
Eventually, after some very uncomfortable conversation between the two characters, 'Sheriff Labrador' and his partner burst in to save the child, accusing the baboon of 'touching his private parts.'
Sheriff Labrador also unpacks the baboon's plan to 'make the children's swimsuits come off', giving them 'an excuse to change their clothes and touch them.'
It's... a lot.
BabyBus has over 30 million subscribers on YouTube and markets itself as a cartoon that makes 'learning a fun and imaginative experience for kids aged 2-6.'
Their description promises to teach children 'colours, letters, life skills, good habits, safety tips, and more in a fun and educational way.'
While some of Kelly's viewers agreed that the children's cartoon took things 'too far' with this episode, lots of parents argued that there was nothing wrong with the scene.
"Yeah I won't be banning BabyBus in my house because all they do is raise awareness", wrote one viewer.
"I'm a mum to two little girls and I find this amazing", added a second. "Children need to learn this. The younger they learn, the better."
A third commented: "BabyBus is educational. They teach young children how to behave and ask for help if needed. It's a sensitive one but what happens these days."
Whether or not the episode was appropriate, most viewers agreed that the overall show was probably not suitable for three-year-olds like Kelly's daughter, despite marketing itself as a cartoon that makes 'learning a fun and imaginative experience for kids aged 2-6,' as we stated above.
"I mean I don't think it's meant for a three-year-old but they need to learn at some point about this", one comment read.
What do you think? Is this too much for children, or is this exactly the kind of show they should be watching?
Topics: TikTok, Parenting, TV And Film