Kid Friendly?: A Parents YouTube Channel Review of Mr. Beast!

Want to find out if the YouTube channel Mr. Beast is appropriate for your kids? You’ve come to the right place!

With the kids home for all hours of the day, it’s likely that they are spending a lot of their time watching YouTube – we know, we’re not perfect parents either.

If you’re like me you try to shut that down as much as possible, but if you’re like me you don’t pay enough attention to what the heck they’re actually watching on YouTube.

To assist you all – and myself – with this the Johnson Five have decided to sit in front of YouTube and review the channels our kids are watching (and maybe a few that Dad likes to frequent as well).

After we’ve watched three videos from the channel – its most popular, most recent and a kid favorite – we will release a review filled with a synopsis of what the channel is about, their top-viewed video, the Parents Rating, Kids Rating, what age group we felt it was most appropriate for, how we rated it on language, violence, and if there were positive messages. Plus one-line reviews from Mom and the trio!

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Our debut channel was Flamingo, and you can read all about that here.

Our second channel is Mr. Beast, another favorite of our 9-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter.

Mr. Beast

Subscribers: 35.1M (as in million!)
Views: 5.5B (as in billion!)
Joined: February 19, 2012
Description: Accomplishments:
– Counting to 100k
– Counting to 200k
– Reading the Dictionary
– Watching Dance Till You’re Dead For 10 Hours
– Reading Bee Movie Script
– Reading Longest English Word
– Watching Paint Dry
– Ubering Across America
– Watching It’s Every Day Bro For 10 Hours
– Saying Logan Paul 100k Times

*Do not email me asking for money, YOU WILL BE IGNORED AND BLOCKED.

AGE: 9 – 12
Positive Messages: He does give away part of his brand money to the homeless, people in need during this pandemic, and … his mom. He’s also been called YouTube’s Biggest Philanthropist.
Language: Very minimal.
Length of Videos: About 12-15 minutes
Violence: Not unless you’re anti-tossing eggs at your friends, smashing car windows, or swimming in cereal violent.

Synopsis: I’m so amazed at these kids that break YouTube’s algorithms and turn it into millions. Seriously, why are we sending our kids to college when any goofball can scream into a microphone or just do silly “pranks” for money … like stupid money? I’m assuming by age 30 their ‘fame’ will have ended, but by then will it matter? If they’re smart they’ll have enough money to live off of forever.

Remember that kid from Can’t Hardly Wait that screamed, “It’s terrible! Nobody drink the beer! The beer has gone bad!“? Well, now picture him playing hide-and-seek with his buddies (for money), making them keep their hand on something longer than the others (for money), not leaving a toilet (for money), continue swinging until you can’t no more (for money). You have Mr. Beast.

Mr. Beast aka Jimmy Donaldson, was nominated for a Kids’ Choice Award for 2020 Favorite Male Social Star, and surprised his girlfriend with 100,000 roses for Valentine’s Day.

Am I jealous? A bit, the dude is basically twentysomething Kevin in the YouTube era with friends willing to do the crazy ideas he comes up with (for money).

As with Flamingo his videos seemed a bit long, which is likely what YouTube is looking for (keep them watching so we can keep with the ads and product placement). It’s amusing to me cause we say our kids have a short-attention span but for the second video in a row I wanted to bail after 4-1/2 minutes.

I like that he does things for “charity” though he admits that he needs to because that’s what draws people in, which makes him more money. I was able to make it through all three videos, I’m not that disappointed that my kids spend hours watching him, and I’m fascinated that he admits he figured out YouTube’s algorithm, and how to make money as a YouTuber. Again, just blown away. Like I’m so old that I can’t fathom ‘success’ coming from something like this. We want to berate the rich for getting richer, but we’re okay with having our kids make young millionaires out of nonsense.

Mom’s Review: “Just like everything else (the kids watch), it doesn’t make you gain knowledge.”

Lukas’ Review: “He doesn’t make me laugh.”

Lia’s Review: “Sure…yah.” (She admits that this channel is HUGE with the 5th and 6th grade demographic.)

Levi’s Review: “He’s funny, and does weird stuff.”

Parents Rank (out of 5): undefined

Kids Rank (out of 5): undefinedundefinedundefinedundefined

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4 thoughts on “Kid Friendly?: A Parents YouTube Channel Review of Mr. Beast!

  1. We have a six year old who likes this channel. For the most part it’s harmless, however because we are home more now and the tv is going more often I have become concerned with the content of this channel. In the “fly with leaf blowers” video, they go from blowing up regular balloons to blowing up condoms as balloons. In another video they go into different stores in order to spend a certain amount of money, like Best Buy. But then they go into an adult store with the background *mostly* blurred out. They did show mannequins wearing lingerie. I’ve noticed multiple crude references to body parts in various videos. It’s just not appropriate for the younger audience, and you may want to dig a little deeper before recommending this channel to kids under 13 or so.

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