Telus should allow parents to remove or password protect the YouTube app

Telus should allow parents to remove or password protect the YouTube app

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Christie Anderson started this petition to Telus

Telus has added the YouTube app to their apps section and Optik TV Menu. Great, if you want it.

But many parents, like me, don't want their kids in YouTube. If you don't know why, just look at the news headlines for the latest parental concerns with YouTube. Not to mention the fact that the content is publicly rated, meaning the general public decides if its inappropriate or not.  That doesn't quite cut it for me. 

So shouldn't parents be able to decide if they want to allow their kids access to YouTube?  Telus doesn't care. They do not allow you to remove the app, password protect it or even block it through their modem.  I have researched this extensively,  found it to be a longstanding issue on their forum without resolve, had several conversations with technical support staff and managers to explain why I would possibly want to remove or restrict the app. All to no avail, I was advised that there is no way to block, restrict or password protect the YouTube app through Telus or their modem. 

I find this strange... my Smart TV allows me to password protect the same app. The Telus modem allows me to block specific websites (except those beginning with https such as YouTube). Telus movies can be password protected, seemingly because they recognize a parent's need/right to monitor what they watch. So WHY won't they allow us to also monitor the content coming from YouTube? 

Please sign if you agree that Telus has the capabilities to remove/password protect the YouTube app, as well as the responsibility to do their part in ensuring kids view only age appropriate viewing content.

Thank you.

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