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YouTube clips depicting characters from kids’ TV show Peppa Pig as gangsters are traumatising young kids.

Furious parents found them alongside official clips on a YouTube app for youngsters, reports The Sun.

The app has been flooded with mock animations of Peppa chasing characters with knives and guns and even setting a house on fire.

One horrified mum said: “I thought I could safely let my three-year-old watch Peppa Pig on YouTube Kids.

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“But when I looked over his shoulder I saw a terrifying witch abducting George.

“The whole video was vile.”

The Sun on Sunday found it took a child aged three just minutes to find the videos, even though parental settings were set to content for pre-school kids.

A smoking, knife-toting “gangster” pig threatens the fairy princess from kids’ favourite Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom.

A separate video sees Peppa flying a kite with cartoon character Masha when a terrifying clown armed with a knife swoops down, puts Masha in a cage and carries her off.

Another video sees Peppa and George vandalising a building and vehicle.

While the videos may not necessarily be targeted at kids, it certainly doesn’t take much to stumble upon them after a quick search.

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  • (She was in bed and I found the clips on my own)
    Damn, no edit button.

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  • Unfortunately it’s not just forged Peppa pig vids you have to worry about.
    My daughter found my little pony clips. One night she was in bed and found some more clips that were totally different to what the title stated. It was shocking, some of it was pornographic!
    YouTubes settings are a joke. My daughter is 6 and she is allowed Very limited time on the iPad and she is Always supervised. The way i get around the “settings” is by making her own playlist, those clips are the only ones she can view.

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  • I rather stick a Peppa Dvd in the Dvd player then letting my kids watch Youtube.

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  • That’s the problem, particularly with YouTube – a
    seemingly innocent title can be something totally different once you open it up and watch the full content

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  • Yes, we also have come across some scary “kids” shows on there. I now always make sure I’m close by when I let her watch YouTube so I can hear it all.

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  • Did not watch the clip attached to this article. It does not deserve the air time.

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  • Yeah the videos seem to drag on, not for children which is obvious, and I relise not very funny surely pepper pig could of GOTTON dirty except these just are not funny or entertaining.

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  • Hopefully people don’t allow their children to use YouTube. I have banned it at my place. Kids can swap from one thing to another with one click on the mouse.

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  • Seriously YouTube needs to be governed more closely. My kids have very limited time on the iPads and iPhones but it takes them seconds to find their ‘kid’ shows and with clips like this bypassing the age appropriate content because it feature things like Peppa big or fairy take characters it’s not safe.

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  • That’s such an awful thing to do to kids – even accidentally.

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  • This is ridiculous. Any kids traumatised over something like this is ridiculous. In the olden days, daffy and bugs used to smoke. What a bubble we are living in now.

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  • Parents need to stick to official websites.

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  • Some people just have too much time on their hands. Lol. Stupid but not sure about traumatising

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  • I haven’t looked at the videos. I don’t need to. I don’t let my daughter watch YouTube

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