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Regulating online content for children, and how it would affect businesses: MediaNama’s discussion on Online Content Regulation

Ensuring the safety of children who consume content on the internet is the responsibility of various service providers, and of parents as well: "If parents do not want their kids to see certain types of content, they should just block it out, and ensure to use parental controls offered by streaming platforms," said a speaker at MediaNama’s roundtable on the regulation of online content, held in Mumbai on December 13, with support from Netflix and Amazon. However, “kids are figuring it out faster than we are,” said Tanmay Bhat, co-founder of comedy collective All India Bakchod. “I don’t know if you guys [parents] are keeping track of what kids are watching. There is very little that I can teach them at this point." he said, adding that children are going to watch what they want, even if their parents try to restrict something. Note that quotes aren't verbatim, and have been edited for clarity. [caption id="attachment_208518" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Tanmay Bhat, All India Bakchod[/caption] But, if we push for no regulation of online content, then we will have to deal with the issue of children finding something inappropriate on the internet, said Samir Bangara, co-founder and MD of Qyuki Digital Media. Are platforms doing enough to ensure children’s safety? “YouTube is implementing a change where all kids' content is going to stop having any advertising,” said Bangara. “We've all been asked to actually tag as content designed for children. And if it is, it will not have advertising because they're [YouTube]…

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