I have tried to block YouTube at least 5 times. Each time, my electronically inclined son has figured out how to get back on. How does an 8 year old with autism figure these things out? No idea.
His favorite things to look up are Mario Brothers, Angry Birds and the Annoying Orange. Because of the Annoying Orange, he is freakishly afraid of pineapples now. Click here for that one.
Why I hate YouTube is because I do not appreciate the makers of the 'porn' that happens with Mario and Miss Peach or Bowser and Miss Peach. We usually here 'the music' and yell, "Change it! Inappropriate!" He will then change it because he still wants to play with the iPad.
Why I love YouTube is because he also watches videos that kids his age made and is fascinated with them. He has reenacted one made by a boy blowing up marshmallow peeps in the microwave many times.
Then he will taste them and say, "Yucky" then throw them away. Same thing every time. Yes. It is a waste of money but the reenactments are priceless.
He has a hard time talking with his peers and prefers to walk away or leave the room so for now, I closely monitor YouTube so he can learn what kids his age talk about and what they are interested in.
Over all I love his experiences with YouTube...BUT if you can tell me how to block it for sure, tell me please!