A MOTHER has warned other parents to watch out for nasty trick videos on YouTube that are not what they seem.
Her 2-year-old Aurora-Rose stumbled across a seemingly innocent clip of toddler favourite CoComelon.
But it quickly takes a sinister turn, in a cruel attempt to scare young ones.
The edited video in question starts off normal before a massive monster quickly bursts onto the screen accompanied by a horrifying sound.
It’s already been viewed more than 56,000 times on YouTube by unsuspecting tots.
And the comments have deliberately been switched off so parents can’t sound the alarm.
TikToker mum Charlie said she was shocked to come across the vicious vid with her daughter.
“My poor little girl jumped back, we was both in shock,” she revealed.
Other parents have come out urging her to install YouTube Kids instead, which is the platform’s safer alternative where videos are strictly checked.
“I’ve already installed it now, only reason it wasn’t installed is because it’s my iPad not my daughters,” she added.
“Just want to add, my daughter gets 1 hour a day of iPad time, and it’s monitored by me.
“She normally watches films on Netflix or Disney Plus.”
Horrified parents were among the 14,000 people to reply to her worrying post.
“Jumped a mile!,” one said.
“It’s awful that people feel the need to do this! hope your little one is okay!”
But others were more amused by the video.
“That’s hilarious I would turn that on and let my kid watch it builds character,” one commented.
How to get YouTube Kids
YouTube Kids is a different version of the popular video sharing website where all the videos are subject to extra checks.
This ensures that only clips appropriate for specific ages are available.
It’s free to join.
Parents just need to set the right age range and away you go.
You can even decide whether you want the search function available or not to kids.
It’s available through a special site called youtubekids.com.
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