THE BENEFITS AND DANGERS OF YOUTUBE
The Internet has provided so much information at our finger tips and one of the platforms of knowledge is the YouTube app; however, it does have its benefits and dangers.
The benefits of YouTube include:
- It is free, no special cost to use YouTube, except the usual data charges with your network provider. Of course, you also have to pay for the YouTube premium (where you can see videos without advertisement).
It is easy to use. Navigating your way on YouTube is very simple.
YouTube is a knowledge bank, you can learn anything just by watching someone do it without paying. Thus, it allows dispersion of information at a high rate to a large target crowd.
However, the dangers of YouTube include but are not limited to are:
You have no control over your content, information cannot be hidden there. It is open to the general public and there could be cases of privacy invasion.
Unhealthy exposure to illicit contents, especially for kids. However, this can be managed through the parent’s control option.
It consumes data more than the other social media platforms. YouTube might not require cash payment, but a lot of data is consumed in the process.