Kids more often searching for YouTube than sex

Wed 12 August 2009 14:51, Editors

Kids more often searching for YouTube than sex

School's out. So what do kids do? They play outside, they play games and they... search. Apparently they want to look for YouTube - videos. Security company Symantec decided to do a little research among the users of their OnlineFamily.Norton service. Turns out YouTube is the most searched for term, sex only comes fourth.

A total of 3.5 million searches that were submitted by users of their OnlineFamily.Norton service were tracked. With that Symantec came up with a top 100 of searches. The videosite YouTube is the most searched for website, but combined searches for artists and their songs also account for a lot of traffic.

Looking through the list there are some noticeable searches which are popular with kids. The 'regular' searches like YouTube, Google and Facebook make the top three, but then it gets interesting. Not surprisingly kids are interested in (pop)stars, games and movies. But the list also contains some more explicit searches.

Some interesting findings:

  • Eight of the hundred search terms are sex-related. If that is high? Well, we are talking about kids here...
  • Michael Jackson comes up on the number eight spot, not surprising for adults, but kids also seem to be fans.
  • A fictional character whose YouTube channel has become a hit among kids, Fred hits the 9th spot.
  • Norton Safety Minder, the software by Norton on spot 21, were they trying to find out to de-install it? Why are kids searching for this?
  • XXX: a term which means 'kisses', why are they searching for that?
  • And how would feel with position 98?

The complete list:

  1. YouTube
  2. Google
  3. Facebook
  4. Sex
  5. MySpace
  6. Porn
  7. Yahoo
  8. Michael Jackson
  9. Fred (A popular fictional character whose YouTube channel has become a hit among kids.)
  10. eBay
  11. You Tube
  13. Gmail
  14. Wikipedia
  15. Miley Cyrus (Singer and star of the Disney Channel’s hit series “Hannah Montana.”)
  16. Webkinz (Toy stuffed animal that comes with a secret code, allowing kids access to the Webkinz World website.)
  17. Games
  18. Miniclip (Website with a variety of free online games.)
  19. Taylor Swift (Country-pop singer)
  20. Hotmail
  21. Norton Safety Minder (The small software that is part of Symantec’s OnlineFamily.Norton service. It is installed on each child’s monitored computer and actively informs the child upon log-in that their parents are monitoring their online activities.)
  22. Club Penguin (A massively multiplayer online game where kids use cartoon penguins as avatars.)
  23. Addicting games (Website with a variety of free online games.)
  26. Boom Boom Pow (Black Eyed Peas’ hit song.)
  27. Hannah Montana (Disney Channel’s hit series where the main character is played by Miley Cyrus.)
  28. Boobs
  29. Twilight (Vampire-romance novel by Stephenie Meyer, which has become a hit movie.)
  30. Lady Gaga (American recording artist responsible for hits like “Just Dance” and “Poker Face.”)
  32. Yahoo Mail
  33. Walmart
  34. Craigslist
  35. Amazon
  36. Mapquest
  37. Runescape (A massively multiplayer online role-playing game.)
  38. MSN
  39. Facebook Login
  40. Poker Face (Hit pop song by American recording artist Lady Gaga.)
  41. Lil Wayne (American Grammy Award-winning rapper)
  42. Disney Channel
  43. Google Earth
  44. Weather
  45. Megan Fox (American actress and star of the Transformers film.)
  46. Target
  47. Jonas Brothers (American pop boy band)
  48. Pokemon (Nintendo media franchise that includes video games, trading cards, toys, books, etc.)
  49. +Dictionary
  50. +Eminem (American rapper, record producer and actor)
  52. +Halo (First-person shooter video game)
  53. The Climb (Hit song by Miley Cyrus)
  54. Poptropica (Virtual world for kids where they can play games and communicate with other kids.)
  55. Selena Gomez (Actress and singer who plays Alex Russon on Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place.)
  56. Twitter
  57. +Google maps
  58. +New Moon (The second book in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series.)
  59. +Right Round (Hit song by rapper Flo Rida)
  61. Hoedown throwdown (Hit song by Miley Cyrus)
  62. MySpace layouts (Various websites offer layouts that MySpace users can download to customize their MySpace profiles.)
  63. I’m on a Boat (Song by The Lonely Islands, featuring R&B singer T-Pain.)
  64. Don’t Trust Me (Hit song by the band 3Oh!3)
  65. Funny
  66. Soulja Boy (Various YouTube videos that parody Soulja Boy’s “Crank That” video.)
  68. Photobucket (Website that offers image hosting and free photo and video sharing.)
  69. Demi Lovato (Actress and singer-songwriter best known for her role as Mitchie Torres in the television movie Camp Rock and Sonny Monroe in Sonny With A Chance.)
  70. Family Guy (Animated TV sitcom that airs on Fox.)
  71. Music
  72. +Britney Spears (Hit singer and entertainer)
  73. +Pussy
  74. +Thriller (Michael Jackson’s hit 1983 song)
  75. +Transformers 2 (Action film based on cartoon series and released in theaters in June 2009.)
  76. Cartoon Network
  77. Boom Boom Pow Black Eyed Peas (Black Eyed Peas’ hit song.)
  78. Beyonce (R&B singer, songwriter, record producer and actress)
  79. Harry Potter (Main character and title of J.K. Rowling’s series of novels and films.)
  80. Utube
  81. Girls
  82. Best Buy
  83. Gummy Bear Song (Dance song by German composer Christian Schneider. It was released online with a 30-second video clip, which has spread virally worldwide.)
  84. New Moon Trailer (Movie trailer for the second film in the Twilight series.)
  85. Disney
  86. Naked girls
  87. Hulu (Free online video service that streams TV shows and movies.)
  88. Naked
  89. +iTunes (Apple’s digital media player)
  90. +Norton Online Family (Beta name for Symantec’s OnlineFamily.Norton family safety service)
  91. +Nude
  92. +Playboy
  94. Swine flu
  95. XXX
  96. Chris Brown (Singer best known for hits like “Forever” and “With You.”)
  97. Black Eyed Peas (Hip hop/pop group comprised of,, Taboo, and Fergie)
  99. Nigahiga (Comedic Hawaiian troop whose videos have become a hit on YouTube and other sites.)
  100. +Kiss Me Thru the Phone (Hit song by hip-hot artist Soulja Boy.)
  101. +You Belong With Me (Hit song by artist Taylor Swift.)

(if there is a "+" before the search it means the searches had the same amount of searches.)

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