As a parent, I must admit I have a love-hate relationship with YouTube. Even in safe mode, there can be some very questionable videos that my children are able to access. On the love side, YouTube is also an amazing source for content that is not available on traditional TV, especially for characters and storylines that address the unique social and emotional issues a child with learning or attention issues (LAI) faces. LAI kids have access to videos packed with tips and tools on how to read, but what is sorely missing are relatable stories with characters and the everyday challenges they face. For LAI kids, in addition to struggling with school work, they also face feeling different from everyone else, often embarrassed, bullied, lonely or depressed.
How YouTube is Making a Difference with the Super d! Show
One of my favorite series that addresses the social challenges is the Super d!