YouTube bans dangerous stunt videos like 'Bird Box challenge'

The popular video-sharing site issued new guidelines that ban challenges and pranks that present an apparent risk of death and a "perceived danger of serious physical injury."
1:52 | 01/16/19

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Transcript for YouTube bans dangerous stunt videos like 'Bird Box challenge'
I think we'll move on. New policies from YouTube. They're taking a stand against dangerous stunts like the "Bird box" challenge. Becky Worley here with details. Good morning, Becky. Reporter: George, good morning. Online challenges wildly popular with teens, they can work for good. Think of the ice bucket challenge but recently some of those challenges turning dangerous, even deadly. YouTube finally jumping in with rules for safety but do they go far enough? They are the troubling videos inspired by "Bird box." Under no circumstance are you allowed to take off your blindfold. Reporter: The Netflix smash sparking this dangerous viral challenge where people blindfold themselves attempting to do everyday tanks. Take it slow. Oh, my god. Reporter: One Utah teen attempting to do the challenge while driving with her hat over her head. She swerved into another lane, crashing into a car. She could face reckless driving charges. But this morning, YouTube saying enough is enough announcing this he'll ban all challenges that present an apparent risk of death. The popular video sharing site issuing new guidelines that say we need to make sure what's funny doesn't cross the line into also being harmful or dangerous. Our policies prohibiting harmful and dangerous content extend to pranks with a perceived danger of serious physical injury. This warning including past viral challenges like the tide pod challenge. Do not eat. Reporter: And the cinnamon challenge. Challenges that were wildly popular with viewers but sentiment participants to the hospital. We reached out to YouTube for comment late yesterday and they didn't reply but with all of these developments, parents can take the proactive step of talking to their kids about what's gone wrong with online challenges and raise their consciousness about choices irl in the real world, George. No question about that. Becky, thanks very much. These things are danger us. Coming up, it was supposed

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