Why parents should challenge autoplay video



In nineteenth century America, parents prepared children with macabre children’s books and fairy tales. It was impossible to hide death from them.

Today, low infant mortality rates and rising life expectancy mean death is not something many children face on a daily basis. Further, parents protect children from remaining experiences of death and violence. They set TV filters, check movie and video game ratings, and set web passwords to control children’s access to graphic media

But Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and a bevy of sites are investing in a growing media tool: autoplay video. These videos automatically start rolling as users scroll through their timelines or open articles. Autoplay videos are increasingly popular across the Internet — they generate automatic video views, which can increase ad revenue Read more…

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