Exposing Dangerous how-to videos 5-Minute Crafts & So Yummy | How To Cook That Ann Reardon
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Welcome to How To Cook That I’m Ann
Reardon and today due to popular demand we’re going to be debunking a few more
fake baking videos. If you’re new to this series then it is a bit like the fake
news of the baking world … making up recipes that don’t work or can’t work
just to make a viral video 💰 We’re also going to be looking at
something today which is perhaps a lot more important which is what if kids
follow these hacks or baking recipes and something goes wrong and they get hurt,
who’s responsible for that? One of my subscribers sent me a shocking story
about a teenager, she’s 14 years old with her 12 year old friend who were
following a baking hack. They were real fans of Ms Yeah’s Channel, they tried
to replicate one of her videos where she makes popcorn and it all went horribly
wrong. The fourteen-year-old received burns to 96% of her body and died two
weeks later in hospital which is just awful and the 12 year old girl is still
requiring treatment for her burns. Well Ms Yeah responded in a public statement
on her Weibo page saying that these are the darkest days of her life. She has
been publicly labeled a murderer and she has seriously asked herself ‘am I a
murderer did I cause her death’? She goes on to say that if they followed her
video and did it exactly as she did there would have been no danger and she
points out there are lots of other videos online that show a similar method.
So let’s just stop there and look at what actually happened in this situation.
Ms Yeah in her video uses a soda can and a tea stand with an alcohol lamp
underneath it to make popcorn. I’m sure you’ve seen similar videos to this
before. The police photo shows that the girls didn’t use an alcohol lamp they in
fact used two cans and there are hundreds of videos showing how to use
two cans to make popcorn. The main difference is those ones all use a candle
underneath. In this situation the girls decided to use alcohol for the heat
source and you can see in a lot of Ms Yeah’s other videos she uses alcohol
for the heat source as well so they could have got the idea from there or
they could have got the idea from somewhere else there are other videos
showing making your own alcohol burner for popping popcorn or for any other use.
So it’s impossible to say with certainty where these girls got the idea of using
the alcohol burner in the can it could have been from ms yeah’s video it could
have been from one of hundreds of other videos online. The danger came in where
the flame wasn’t big enough so they added more alcohol to the already lit
burner and the alcohol that you’re pouring in the flame can just follow
that back up to the bottle which is what happened and then caused the bottle of
alcohol to explode which then puts flaming alcohol and soaks everything in
sight. Now i remember when i did the bombe alaska video I gave that exact warning …
don’t pour alcohol from the bottle or the flame can follow it up and cause the
bottle to explode. The reason I warned of that is this has happened before … it’s
happened when chefs have poured stuff at the table and then the bottles have
exploded causing burns to all the people at the table. So it is dangerous and just
heed that warning. Ms Yeah went on to say in her statement that her videos are
just meant to be entertainment for adults they are not meant to be
instructional videos for children and although she believes that the accident
was not based on the imitation of her video this tragic accident does make her
deeply reflect on her own goals. She says the Internet is not an adult
internet a large number of children consume it as an important information
source and she says I did not provide a good example I’m sorry I let everyone
down. She plans to add more safety warnings in the future and will pay for
the family’s medical bells as neither of the girls families can afford
those medical bills but obviously that’s not going to bring the
fourteen-year-old child back or repair what’s happened to the twelve-year-old. I
do think that in this particular case that she is being unfairly burdened with
blame and responsibility on this. If the girls did follow exactly what she did in
her video there wouldn’t have been this tragic accident, however I think she’s
made some good points there of kids are watching this content even if it’s been
made for adult entertainment and not with kids in mind, kids are still
watching and they’re absorbing like sponges and taking this into their brain
as this is the way things work and things work this way … I can replicate
that and do that at home. So that brings me to the question: what if they did
it exactly like it’s in the video and got harmed whose responsibility would
that be? So in the example like of the bleached strawberries that we showed in
the previous video is that the responsibility of the content creator
who put that up if a kid eats a blecch strawberry and gets sick or is it the
responsibility of YouTube? I know several of my subscribers have raised this
particular video as an issue and the response every time has been: “It doesn’t
violate any of our policies if you don’t like it don’t watch it” is basically
the response they were given. I also have asked about that particular video with
my contacts at YouTube and got the same response … it doesn’t violate any of our
policies at all it can stay monetized and it can stay on the platform … which I
was quite surprised about because I think that it could cause harm. So is the
platform at fault if someone gets hurt? I’ve got another couple of examples for
you today you guys have been just sending this one video to me again and
again wanting to know 1.) is it possible? and 2.) is it dangerous? That’s the two
questions I keep getting on this one video. So let’s dive in and check
and see how it goes. First is it even possible? So if I put a werther’s caramel
on a fry pan on high heat after about 20 seconds it starts to melt and then it
starts to burn and give off a putrid smoke 🤢That’s gonna take a while to clean
the pan. Attempt number two at medium heat after waiting one minute it looks like
this and at two minutes it’s still not completely melted but again it’s
starting to burn and we’ve got to clean the pan again. Attempt number three I’ve
got this over very low heat and after a long wait ten minutes to be exact to
melt one candy it was looking like it might start to burn so I quickly plunged
the pan into cold water to cool it and once it was cold I couldn’t get it off
the pan. Now to be fair I wasn’t using a nonstick pan and it looks like they were
so that might solve that problem but even so that is not the way to make
candy tuiles, it is a very ineffective time-wasting way and you’re likely to
burn the candy. If you want to make candy tuiles just super quickly put them into a
food processor and blitz them up or if you don’t have a food processor put them
into a bag and bash it with a rolling pin – until you’ve got a powder. Then just put
a small spoonful of that onto some baking paper and bake it in the oven
just keep an eye on it we’re gonna take a couple of minutes for that to melt
because you’ve got quite a fine layer there. Pull it out leave them to cool
completely and then you can just peel them off the non-stick baking paper and
you’ve got these cute little candy tuiles you can make them finer or thicker
depending how much of that powder you put on to your baking paper. Next thing
they do in the video is they pour melted Werther’s over a single beater that is
spinning! The question I keep getting from everyone is is that safe or is that
going to burn you and splatter caramel on you. I think that’s a very good
question yes I think it’s gonna splatter caramel whether it’s gonna burn or not I
actually wasn’t sure because that’s like will the caramel have cooled down enough
by the time it’s been dripped down and flicked out to not burn you or is it
still gonna be hot? So we’re gonna have to do some experiments to figure out
whether this one’s actually dangerous or just messy. To test it out I’ve put my beaters
inside a box and then I’ve cut a hole in the top so that I can put the melted
caramel in the top just like they did and then all along the front here I have
plastic food wrap so that we can see if the caramel burns through it or not.
Plastic food wrap is surprisingly heat resistant … if I take some over a bowl and
pour on boiling water which as you know would burn your skin the plastic food
wrap doesn’t melt, it’s made to be heat-resistant. Good quality plastic wrap
has a melting point of between 120 and 140 C or 250 to 290 F. So well into the
zone where you’re going to burn your skin before you start to melt the
plastic wrap. Now in comparison crack hard candy is 148 C or 300 degrees F so
much hotter than the plastic wrap but as I said my question is is it going to be
cooled down by the time it’s flung through the air so is it really gonna
still be that hot? Obviously it’s that hot in the pan but what about once it’s
flung off the beaches? I’m filming this in slow motion so you can see what’s
happening with the caramel WOW! that’s a big splatter of hot caramel that would
have gone all over you if the plastic wasn’t there. I don’t know if you can see
from this angle but it’s made a hole in the plastic wrap the whole way down and
this caramel fused and melted into that plastic so I guess that answers the
question of yes that caramel is still hot 🔥 Let me film that a second time for
you, again this is in 180 frames a second so it’s much slower
than in real life and that went right through. Imagine that hot caramel stuck
to your skin we’re talking some serious burns here! Anyone who’s been burnt by
hot caramel will know why I say it’s lava hot it’s hotter than hot water
every time we’re using it. So I want to know there’s a poll on this video let me know … I
want to know your thoughts is YouTube the platform or Facebook the platform
responsible for allowing these videos to be on their platform if someone gets
hurt doing this? Or is it the content creators fault or is it purely in the
viewers or the parents if they’re children responsibility to actually do
their own research before they follow these recipes. Most people I know since
I’ve been making these say ‘why would anyone make fake baking videos?’ just this
whole confusion this whole concept that anyone would do that but it’s all about
getting views it’s all about virality it’s all about getting paid it’s all
about money 🤑 and that’s why people are doing it they’re making fake stuff
because that’s more shareable it’s more interesting than real stuff because
we’ve all seen how to make apple pie 100 different ways and there’s not
much more new to do with that so they’ve turned to faking it to get more clicks
and more views. It’s an interesting world that we live in. If you do get burnt by
hot caramel 5-minute crafts comes into play with this video telling us
what to do… apparently you just put some toothpaste
on it and that will soothe the hot burn! Colgate has actually put a whole page on
their website dedicated to why you should not put toothpaste on burns!
They say the ingredients in toothpaste are not soothing, it contains abrasives
and detergents which work well for cleaning your teeth but not for easing
the pain of a burn. The American Academy of Dermatology which is skin doctors
basically also advises not to put toothpaste on burns because it can lead
to infections. In case you don’t actually know what you should do if you have a
burn or a friend has a burn if it’s a minor burn run it under cool running
water it doesn’t need to be ice or see cold water that can do more damage
to the skin just cool water running from the tap just over it and keep it there
for quite a few minutes up to 20 minutes is recommended. Now obviously if you have
a larger area or a deeper burn run the cooler water and then immediately call
an ambulance and follow their instructions they’ll tell you what to do
over the phone. So that’s been quite a serious video, apologies for that today
but it is a serious topic and I think that it would be interesting to know
what you think about responsibility and blame where that should land. I’m
fascinated to wait and see the results of that poll and see what you think. To
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100 thoughts on “Exposing Dangerous how-to videos 5-Minute Crafts & So Yummy | How To Cook That Ann Reardon

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  2. Mrs. Yee can't go to the kids house and stop them when they play with fire, that's the parents job. Kids not going to give a crap about warnings even if she puts them on her videos. You don't need a warning to realize children and fire does not have good outcome.

  3. I would say that the parents, and these Youtubers are at fault. Youtubers need to put disclaimers in the videos, and parents need to supervise their kids.

  4. To certain extents it's all three of their "faults". Some people post videos with false and/or dangerous information on purpose that some (ignorant) viewers may actually trust and follow then proceed get injured. Although some people are just doing actual harmless and helpful videos for people and the viewer may not follow instructions correctly or done their research and get injured. As for the platform, as long as the video follows their guidelines they technically can't do anything about a harmless video but they should have some restrictions when coming to false information when an activity could be dangerous to young and/or ignorant viewers.

  5. I think its the creators fault rather than the platform, because people are making sure their videos are still ok for the platform. If the platform had more strict rules people would not be able to post any thing. The creators should have to pay but only with a proper case with evidence.

  6. Idk I feel like you probably shouldn’t try most of the things you see online. I’m not trying to say that the girls deserved what happened bc that’s horrible and tragic, but they hurt themselves by pouring more alcohol into the flame. They clearly didn’t have parental supervision, and that was not in the video that they watched. I’m honestly shocked that so many people are calling the content creator a murderer. The dangerous element was the alcohol. Sure proper warnings would go a long way, but the girls did something without supervision, why would that be the fault of the creator?

  7. Why does it have to be a content creator or youtubes fault? That makes no sense.
    People keep bringing children to this world, honestly if they cant be asked to watch over said children it`s natural selection at its finest.
    I don`t get this trend of pushing the responsablity of keeping your own children alive on to other people.

  8. In the viewers responsibility. Those kids had access to the fire and oil and where unsupervised. At that age they could've easaly done something else stupid that got them hurt or killed. Like jumping of the roof with an umbrella cause of marypopins.

  9. I’ve watched 5- minute crafts cooking and I’ve tried 1 of them and it was the banana pancakes, it did not work at all, the pancakes wouldn’t even cook! Also I tried another one and it almost burned my house down take this as a lesson don’t do 5 – minute crafts

  10. I'm always hesitant to follow any "hacks" or "how to" videos when they don't have instructions.
    Thank you for these videos!

  11. Yes the creator and platform is responsible for the content put into the internet, but most importantly parents should tell their children to always consult them before attempting anything and they should also discipline their kids into common sense so they don’t do anything that’s obviously dangerous, because you can’t stop an 40 year old female from doing something, but you can teach your kids to not listen to something like that.

  12. Stuff like the caramel blender "hack" is definitely the creators fault. They would've had to have filmed that at least several times and at some point the caramel I'm sure will land on something or someone and burn, unless they've taken unseen safety measures.
    But then the viewer doesn't know to use those safety measures to not get hurt!
    That's on the creator! YouTube can't screen and monitor every single video on this godforsaken site, the upload time would take days to weeks! that's why they rely on users to report videos that are harmful/dangerous to the public.

  13. It is not the creators or YouTube's (the platform) fault if someone gets hurt from duplicating something on a video. It is the responsibility of the viewer to do their research and have a bit of common sense. When did it become everyone else's fault when you did something stupid?

  14. the question posed is a hard one to answer. in Ms Yeah’s case she wasn’t intending it to be an instructional/hack video, thus i cannot hold her accountable for any injuries a viewer may suffer. in the case of those five-minute crafts baking “hack” videos, they’re putting out indubitably dangerous content under the guise of it being a good way of speeding up your cook time. the majority of us know that any kind of melted sugar is effectively napalm, but there may be younger people (not necessarily kids) watching who don’t realize that. then, when they try that hack, they get seriously injured because they were intentionally misinformed. in that case, it is absolutely the creator’s fault for not properly informing the viewers. it goes even further when the platform the content is on won’t remove such willfully dangerous content, especially if it is meant to be an instructional video.

  15. Everyone is ultimately responsible to varying degrees. It will stop when there is a large liability case that brings youtube up, then they will change their tune. Especially when videos like yours document their current policy. The judgement against them will be large because it has been brought to their attention AND they choose not to act. They can have all the verbiage they want in their agreement but if word gets out that dangerous how to videos are posted and monetized by video farms they promote, legally they will still be responsible. If they don't post "don't try this at home" prior to any video the courts will not be lenient. The poster will also have judgement against them too. The parents do have their share of responsibilities to monitor what is viewed and advise against certain "hacks" but ultimately the only parties that can assure that dangerous videos are not viewed are the makers and distributors. Its unrealistic to expect every video a kid watches in todays day and age to be monitored as there is so much access to information via computers, phones and electronics. And as its impossible to monitor 100% of the videos kids view it to is impossible to advise and research the videos.

  16. I believe the fault falls on parents. They should teach their children not everything they see on the internet is real.

  17. Well, you're just jealous how those channels are better and more popular than yours
    You shouldn't fallen others in order to make yourself popular
    Honestly, your channel isn't that nice too, isn't it
    Maybe those channels will sue you someday
    Have a nice day, you old woman

  18. About a year back I made something that needed melted caramel and I got one drip on my hand and I can say it’s the most agonizing pain I’ve endured my entire life, the candy fused to my skin and I was unable to remove this tiny dot of molten pain until I doused it in hot water

  19. I have a different view on fault. It falls on the creator at first. However, as soon as the platform is informed of the video and any potential danger, they assume the responsibility. That’s as long as no warnings are placed. Even if any warnings are placed, a court would need to decide on a case by case basis if it was sufficient.

  20. I think it's the FAULT of the content creator for the misinformation, but it's the RESPONSIBILTY of YouTube or Facebook to keep dangerous videos off their platform – if someone gets hurt, THEY SHOULD SUE THE SITE

  21. I never knew this channel existed, but I’m glad I do now!
    Finally content worth watching all the way through.

  22. Belum pernah kebakar gara-gara karamel, tapi lem tembak pernah. Rasanya perih banget dan karena langsung ditarik pas masih panas, kulit ikut kekelupas. Sembuhnya agak lama dan lukanya jelek. Banget

  23. Also, I have a request. Can you test Tasty’s baking hacks and recipes? I’m actually super curious if their recipes and hacks actually work.

  24. Honestly Ms Yeah shouldn't be to blame. Even if she didn't put warnings or stuff like that in her video. What parents let a 14 and a 12 year old mess with alcohol and fire unattended.

  25. I think we need to teach our kids about critical thinking with what they see online and on TV. Most circumstances can just be irritating if your child doesn't know how to think but a situation like this is absolutely devastating. When kids can't be left alone for a few minutes it can lead to death and no one wants to blame the kids or the parents for that. Think of TV shows. Certain cartoon characters can fly. If a child jumps of the roof cause they want to be a superhero is the show responsible for a murder? I don't see why the internet isn't the same. You don't do experiments with alcohol unless you know what your doing or you are an adult. You don't expect silly YouTube channels to be correct. I watch those channels to laugh at them lol not to try the hacks because I know none of them work. But yes with extreme videos give a warning. Like the YouTubers who make things out of matches and catch them on fire. Really awesome and no one take those away from me. But I also know a LOT went into them making the video like how to control the fire. And here's another solution. Since this is an adult site… How about you don't give your kids the internet? Play a board game with them. Go outside and play together. Spend time bonding instead of handing them a screen because you don't like being around them.

  26. Unfortunately according to section 230 of the communications decency act, you tube as a platform is not responsible for the content. At least it that is how youtube puts it. It becomes tricky as youtube does curate things on it platform making it more of a publisher which should make it liable. (like for example delisting Tim Poole's videos, demontizing content, etc.)

  27. I think it's a combination of the creator and the viewers responsibility. The creators should have warning BUT adults should be doing research before trying things and parents should be monitoring what their children are allowed to watch and what they decide to try to recreate.

  28. Were they actually using melted werthers for the second one?? It looks more like caramel they made or a toffee prior to cooling which may work better

  29. When it comes to kids and YouTube the parents of those kids are responsible for letting their kids consume whatever without watching it or eating it first to make sure it's safe for them.

    Ie the parents who took kids to see Deadpool even tho Ryan renolds warned them it was not a kids movie. Ie the multiple stories of parents not double checking a product to make sure it's safe for kids to play with, eat, etc.

    Bottom line, kids do watch these videos but a responsible PARENT would not let this happen.

    Also there is no swearing, sexual themes, or bodily harm in the videos or title of the videos themselves therefore it dose not violate any guidelines. I don't think the hacks work but they aren't doing anything wrong on YouTube. Parents just need to watch their kids more and stop blaming other ppl for their failures as a parent.

  30. It's really messed up that youtube allows content creators to monetize videos that are dangerous if followed, but demonetize videos that include swearing or contravertial topics, neither of which cause any physical harm to viewers…

  31. The burden should be on the adults in charge of their welfare. Use parental controls, keep computers in a common room you’re in, lock up computers while you’re not actively watching the older child, keep alcohol, bleach, and dangerous substances out of reach…..I mean at the very least teach your child to be careful. Teach them fire safety, what is poisonous, what to stay away from, etc. if all precautions were found to be taken and injury or death still occurs then maybe think about suing the creator or website

  32. And then youve got troom troom, the kids hack channel, that has a hot glue gun involved with almost all their hacks, but never gives a disclaimer to get adult supervision.

  33. I think YouTube should be held partially responsible if the video has been reported numerous times as dangerous. The maker of the video should bear the rest of the responsibility. I think a 50/50 split of any and all judgements would be fair.

  34. Honestly I partly blame the parents. Like what parent like their kids near a lighter, alcohol, or a cutter? And I always find it so weird how it's SO EASY to get info nowadays yet kids watch ONE video and trust it.

  35. Where was the supervision in the first example? Serously, if you want to find someone to blame I'd start there.

  36. Youtube is a pretty disgusting platform now and somebody with influence should make a better platform centered around creative content creation and not just profit

  37. The viewer is responsible just like when you make any decisions in your life, everyone loves to put the blame on others, it is your full responsibility to do research before you decide to go through with it.

  38. It should be noted that the original bit with the spinning beater was sped up before being posted to whichever content farm's channel.

  39. Its the parents responsibility to make sure their children dont do these things
    Not youtube
    Not the creator
    The maker of the child not being watched playing with dangerous things

  40. This just shows how irresponsible and clueless some parents are. No, the internet is not a safe place for any kids. The fact that you let your child watch whatever and do whatever, on the internet; like, do you not know what is out there?

    I feel bad for the little girl and Ms. Yeah, any child shouldn't have to endure that, and I'm sure Ms. Yeah's intentions weren't to have anyone harmed. Like she said, it was for fun. The fact that these bootleg channels are showing such dangerous things, STOP!

    Finally, can we please get 5 minute crafts and so yummy shut down? The fact that some of the stuff they've shown can harm you or has harmed people, that should be the last straw. Like YouTube, what kind of drugs are you on??

  41. I remember putting toothpaste on my arm because I burnt myself, it still hurt & wipe it off & put shea butter on it.

  42. Thank you for taking on this topic!! I wish Youtube had someone like you helping to make decisions. Sadly, it seems like the only question YT really asks now is “Will it bring a good chunk to the bank?”
    Yes, what media a child consumes is the responsibility of us parents, but no parent can watch their child 24/7, and what about the countless children who don’t have responsible, caring, involved parents?! Reporting should be taken more seriously, and their whole system for evaluating channels and content needs an overhaul IMO, because it hasn’t been working for a very long time. Creators with repeatedly problematic content should not only lose their monetization and push by the algorithm, they should lose their channels, especially when it has a high likelihood to cause harm. I don’t want people silenced, but I do want viewers and content creators to be safe.
    Regarding children, I believe every level shares the responsibility to do their best for them. We still have work to do to get there. I grew up with Youtube. Sometimes I allow my own kids to use it, as it is still a WONDERFUL resource because of creators like you, but still I can’t help but feel like YT has sold its soul. Very sad.

  43. I believe it’s the viewers and parents to research things before doing something. Takes a few more google searches but not hard to do.
    It’s like taking a wiki web page and writing a paper only using that. We are instructed in high school a million time to not use that or back it up with other research. YouTube is a wiki page that anyone can write on. How do you expect it all to have 100% right info when anyone can post.

  44. Re: the first crafter- When you look at a show like Mythbusters, even if every experiment they do in the episode is 'safe' they still have the 'don't try this at home' disclaimer. When you're doing things with pure alcohol and open flames, there should be a disclaimer. Perhaps it might not necessarily be legally necessary, but morally it's the best thing, especially when you don't know who's watching.

    Re: the clickbait ones like the second- I think someone can absolutely be held responsible for that sort of thing, and I keep waiting for it to happen, especially with clickbait channels that frame themselves as 'how to's. I suspect, unfortunately, that it may take a tragedy and a lawsuit for anything to actually be done.

  45. I think its a combination of all three the creator should be liable for labeling it as a how to which implies its a tutorial to be recreated then its the platforms fault because they allowed unsafe content and its both the viewer and or parents fault because they made the decision to recreate the video if and or were not monitoring the childs activities

  46. I’d say it’s definitely on the platform all the time AND on the channel in a case by case basis. Five minute crafts knows these things don’t work and that they could be dangerous but care more about money and interesting visuals, it’s honestly disgusting.

  47. God that caramel one was horrifying… Thank you so much for exposing the harm these could do. Sometimes me and my friend watch these stupid videos to mock them, but even outside of baking, it gets worse. YouTube needs to ban these. I am perfectly with horror videos that forewarn any disturbing topics, but these have no warning whatsoever, and are aimed at younger audiences. Kids shouldn't be held accountable for trying to mimic these channels, and parents shouldn't (and really, couldn't) be expected to watch over everything their kid does 24/7.

    On the other hand, those caramel powder things you made look delicious and I'm going to try making some for something at our Halloween potluck!

  48. youtube continues to demonetize educational/lgbt+ content but allows this trash to stay on the platform? wonderful

  49. Everyone has a part in the responsibility in a general sense. In more specific cases like the one at the beginning of the video, responsibility can, and may very well fall onto one party more than others. But overall, it’s the platform’s job to make sure that the content being posted doesn’t pose risk of injury to consumers if the content creator hasn’t stated the risks themselves.

    The content creator should, however, still have easily accessible warnings and disclaimers throughout their content if it can’t pose a safety risk.

    And, it’s up to parents to make sure that their kids are 1. Viewing safe, child friendly content

    2. Any experiments they try are done with safety precautions, with adult supervision, and are done exactly as the instructions say.

    It’s up to everyone to do their part, honestly

  50. I fully believe the blame is on the individual performing the dangerous act or, if a minor, the adult allowing the minor to watch videos that may affect their actions.. If you read a book that has a murder in it then you go off and kill someone, you don't blame the book/author nor does the book have warnings against following any examples in the book. If you play GTA then hop in a car and drive it into a building, you dont blame GTA, you blame the person at the wheel.
    Likewise, if your 8 year old plays GTA then demonstrates violent behaviour at school, they blame the video game, yes, but they don't blame the company that developed the game, they blame the parent that allowed the child to play a game inappropriate for their age.
    If your teenager catches a bottle of alcohol on fire and causes an alcohol explosion, would you blame the bottle of alcohol for not having better safety precautions?
    Content creators should be more liberal about notifying their viewers of potential dangers when following their videos but viewers should also have the ability to decide for themselves if something is safe enough to try at home. As well as knowing how to avoid dangerous situations like the exploding alcohol bottle.
    The poisonous and flammable properties of common household cleaners are clearly written on the bottles. If you don't have the ability to heed these warnings, you shouldn't be allowed possession of them.

  51. It is the responsibility of the PARENTS not the people making things online to tell their kids not to do things they shouldn’t do. As long as they aren’t saying “go try this potentially dangerous thing at home” then it’s not on the creator. Obviously, what happened to those young girls was a tragedy. And I’m not blaming the parents for this but, for kids who are choosing to do things they see online, where are the parents keeping an eye on what their kids are watching and talking them through why maybe this one is a bad idea? Parents, DON’T just give your kid a tablet and throw YouTube on. Give them a book and you won’t have to worry about them doing things that could get them hurt or in trouble. Then, when you have time, watch videos WITH them. Parents need more skin in the game and it is no ones but the parents and the adults watching the videos to make sure they are staying safe. Now, if a YouTuber is saying, like I said above, to go do this potentially dangerous thing, then it’s on THEM.

  52. personally I think the video makers AND the platforms are responsible and hitting them where it hurts (the wallet with hefty fines) would stop that pretty quick

  53. Why would the content creator be at fault? Was J. K. Rowling at fault for kids hurting themselves trying to fly on broomsticks? That's ridiculous. Parents, take responsibility of what your kids are watching, and if they still hurt themselves that's on them and YOU.

  54. I’d say a little bit by everyone. YouTube needs to be more aware of the reach the platform has, the creators should have disclaimers saying Hae guys this could burn and the caramel spin one is just a hazard, parents need to raise their kids to know when or at what age it’s ok to play with fire unsupervised and to keep an eye on what they’re watching and talk to them about some of them eg safety and the kids should be able to know by that age the dangers of fire or anything hot or chemicals and maybe just run it by the parents Hae is this safe can we try this experiment?? Then maybe the parents would have been able to come up with a safer solution

  55. That lady from the first story is definitely not the person to be blamed for what happened to the kids. She's stepping up to the plate in a rather admirable way.

  56. I’m sorry but if it’s proven fake an dangerous and it isn’t obviously a parody or labeled as fake I see responsibility lying on both the video hosting site if it was brought to there attention and especially and mainly to the creator of the video

  57. Content creator and YouTube's fault. If YouTube can AND HAS taken on the responsibility of editing videos out merely for the POSSIBILITY of a key word meaning something harmful and not actually being hate speech or derogatory speech, then a video that contains actual harmful or potential hazardous intentional misinformation is their responsibility. Also why it would fall on the the creator's responsibility is the direct impact of the video for the potential of harm and the libel that is due. If you told a 5 year old to drink bleach directly and they did it, you would be arrested for intentionally poisoning them, so it should be no different if it is suddenly in a video format to blankly state it is ok to eat a bleached soaked strawberry. Yes parents should also monitor children, but children also have acess to videos such as these through schools where on teacher in a class of 40 may not be able to check every student every second, and a simple, don't try this at home entertainment video instead of making it look like a cooking tutorial can make a huge difference on if a person is harmed from it.

  58. I wish I could select all three options for the poll. It is up to the content creator to put warnings on content, for the platform to remove content without warnings, and for the viewer to research a process that incorporates any dangerous elements before attempting it.

    An online society only works if we look out for ourselves and each other. YouTube needs to have a system to flag “do not try this at home” videos.

  59. I think it’s all threes responsibility, the platform should put rules in place that require disclaimers on these kinds of videos. The content creature should, reguardless of the platform, make sure they label the video with disclaimers. And the parents should be responsible for their children and educating them on not to follow everything to see online. Now when it comes to who should take financial responsibility, I think it should be both the content creator and YouTube (unless they come out with a rule about disclaimers). If they are not properly labeling their videos the blame should defiantly be passed to them. All youtubers need to understand that their words have power, especially to gullible and not as educated children and pre-teens. At those ages, they don’t always have the knowledge that following a video could potentially hurt them. They also don’t understand, for instance, that pouring alcohol from the bottle can make it explode over and open fire. Honestly I’m 20 and I didn’t know that. These kids shouldn’t be allowed to play with fire in the first place which is very much so the parents fault as well.

  60. just reminding ppl hot caramel is often much hotter than hot glue. hot glue can give you nasty burns so just imagine what hot caramel can do!

  61. I think it's the fault of both the platform and especially the person that posted it,especially if they did it for money knowing it's not safe. Those people are practically scam artists making money off of lies.The platform should care about dangerous content such as that. It's not even good business to ignore something like this and lie when it gets to be such a problem that it's come back to bite them in the ass. That's what's going to happen too and the platforms will put out a line of crap to try save their skin. The worst part is it will be kids mostly getting hurt trying these "hacks" thinking they can outsmart their parents. On top of that,kids tend not to listen when you tell them not to do something.

  62. It's kinda everyone's fault. The platforms fault for allowing it to be there. The creators (5 minute crafts, so yummy, troom troom, etc) fault for making stuff like that with out any warnings. It also depends on the situation. The girls for example tend that's horrible the one girl died and the other is hurt but it's kinda there fault, 1 for trying stuff at home, 2 for not being careful and pouring alcohol over a flame. That is dangerous and yes not everyone knows that it is dangerous but you shouldn't try stuff without parents or research.

    So yes its everyone's fault. But I say the platform should pay compensation. Especially when it comes to the fake stuff like five minute craps (😂) or the other channels. But those channels should also have to pay or be taken down. Now in some situations like the lady's video of the soda can popcorn maker, I think its different, it's easy to forget kids watch anything so something like that video, that is made for entertainment can be turned deadly

  63. In the case of who should be blamed, it should be the parents being blamed. They should know what their children are doing, and they should be supervising anything involving cooking at all times.

    As for the YouTube channels, there should be a required notice at the beginning of the videos explaining they're NOT instructional videos but entertainment only, if it's not a legitimate "how to" video.

  64. Back in my day (90s and early 2000s) these projects were by word of mouth. I was a bit of pyro, made plenty of alcohol candles as make shift Bunsen burners, and me my friends have put every aerosol spray product known to man through a lighter flame. We discovered you can't use a red solo cup to transport gasoline, and starter fluid burns on water.

    And yeah it's down to the Darwinism in my honest opinion, you can put as many damn warnings as you want on these, but if someone thinks they can do it, they'll try; that's why they always blacked out or relabelled or didn't use the common names of chemicals on tv, so it was harder to replicate it.

     Worst event with our experimentation was we accidentally gassed ourselves with Chlorine Gas, it is a sensation me and my cousin remember very vividly, luckily we were outside and wasn't in the cloud that long.

  65. I think it's all of them because if the viewers did it properly there's a chance it would work but then it could also be the issue of the way that the content creator made it and then the platform isn't thinking about child safety sometimes so it just depends on what the video is

  66. My mom has taught me another good trick to common cooking burns, and it's if you're using eggs and happen to ret a small burn, put some egg whites over the burn and that creates a cooling and soothing feeling on the burn and normally prevents a splinter to form. I don't know if it would be like 100% approved by experts or whatever, but it has worked for me through so many accidents with hot stuff in the kitchen 😉

  67. I think everyone is kinda responsible if any injuries occur. The parents of the children, the children, the content creator and the website it’s on. It’s not just a simple blame game thing.

  68. Why are we trying to make people who are not these children's parents responsible for what their own parents should be doing?

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