What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Please Subscribe is a documentary that examines the growing impact of YouTube as a media platform and how ordinary people have become Internet celebrities simply by making videos for the popular site. The film features in-depth interviews with eight of these Internet stars, who explain how they stumbled into their unusual career and what it takes to produce a steady stream of content. The entire film promotes the YouTube brand, as well as the interviewees' own online brands. Expect some swearing, including "s--t" and "f--k," and a segment in which a woman is sloppily drunk.
  • Families can talk about YouTube. Do you think YouTube and other forms of online content are the future of media? What do parents (and kids) need to know about navigating them?
  • What do you think about the YouTube stars' online channels? Would you watch their Web shows? Can you think of other people who've become famous via YouTube?
  • What do you think the film's intent is? Who is it meant to reach, and why?
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