My wife and I have two young sons. Our oldest is nearly three years old and has recently developed a deep love for cars, trucks, trains, and construction vehicles.
Not only does he love to play his toys vehicles and pretend he’s a racecar driver or construction worker, but he also loves to watch shows on TV and online about these vehicles.
We’ve always tried to be cautious about what he watches and for how long. While we don’t have strict guidelines for screen time in our home, we don’t allow much more than a show or two a day.
Just recently, my wife and I were sitting with him watching some YouTube toy vehicle videos and made a disturbing discovery. One of these videos show a male action figure screaming and drowning in a puddle. Another had weirdly inappropriate commercials running throughout the video.