10 Child Friendly Minecraft YouTubers you can let your child under 12 watch

10 child friendly minecraft youtubers safe

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So your child has somehow come across YouTube and Minecraft videos?  They’re known as ‘Letsplay’ videos and are incredibly popular with kids these days.  The stars are more popular than you can imagine and far richer than us!  How do you know which ones are safe for them to watch?  Who is child friendly?  I’ve been caught out by ones that swear, show too much zombie action or ones that are downright weird.

Two years ago we were planning on buying an Xbox 360 for our son who was 4 at the time.  We were deciding what games to buy him, he was already playing the pocket version of Minecraft on the tablet (Kindle fire HD) so we knew we would get him that.  I wanted to see what sort of games he liked, so I turned to youtube to show him some games and get an idea of what he liked.  I didn’t know I was opening him and myself up to a whole new world!  He was fascinated, and we stumbled across a minecraft video by Stampy, of him exploring a star wars minecraft map.  He laughed his head off and wanted to watch the whole series of star wars ‘episodes.’  He stopped playing as much and preferred watching the videos.  Once I’d got over the fact that my son was watching Youtube, I needed a way to make sure he wouldn’t come across swearing, inappropriate content or worse, groomers.  I researched Stampy (Stampylongnose, stampylonghead, all the same) and discovered how famous and popular he is and that he is, in fact, safe to watch.  I follow him on all my social media channels!  Over time I’ve researched other youtubers to make sure they’re ok and we’ve added more to his ‘safe’ subscriber list and he only watches videos from certain channels after I’ve looked into them.  We tend to stick to a certain list and not add to it, occasionally he wants to add more.  I used to insist he only watched videos with no talking, but the talking is what interests him so we adapted.  He’s now 6 and a half and watches the videos through his Xbox in our dining room/playroom/gameroom where I can easily keep an eye on things but I don’t sit and watch them all with him.  I’ve put together this list for parents like me who want peace of mind about who and what their kids are watching.

10 Child friendly minecraft youtubers that are safe to let children watch

child friendly minecraft videos on youtube

  1. Stampy, he uploads letsplay videos, not just Minecraft, sometimes vlogs aswell but all are clean and family friendly.

child friendly minecraft videos on youtube

2. Wonderquest, another Stampy channel, it has an educational vibe, it mixes animation with Minecraft play and covers set topics.

child friendly minecraft videos on youtube

3. iBallistic Squid – Stampy’s sidekick, he has his own channel, because of this guy, my son has phrases like ‘lovely jubbly.’  He does his own lets play videos and vlogs about silly stuff which boys like.

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4. The 8-bittheater is a father and son who record videos.  I’d check the videos on this one, some are not always suitable, but the game play ones are and the minecraft ones.

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5. Popular MMOS – Run by married young couple Pat and Jen, they’re American and have really annoying voices, but my son loves them.  They muck about in Minecraft with lucky boxes, maps and god knows what else.  How do I know they’re married?  I saw a bit of their wedding video.  Seriously.

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6. Ash Dubh – part of the Stampy crew, they’re shorter videos, so if you need a quick, 5 minute pick up, go here.

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7. Netty Plays – yes, women do it too, she’s part of the Stampy crew and has her own channel, very approachable.

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8. The Diamond Minecart – Dan TDM.  He’s a young man with sometimes blue hair, sometimes not depending on what videos you’re watching, and one of those big hole earrings, but he doesn’t swear, is open and makes good gaming videos.

 

9. Kaykrae – a female gamer, suitable for children.

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10. Gaming with Jen, Pat and Jen’s Jen with her own channel.  Her gamer tag is SuperGirlyGamer.

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There are quite a few more, but these are both mine and my son’s favourites.  Have you got any you would recommend?  Are you a YouTube parent widow like me?

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17 Comments

  • Reply Yet Another Blogging Mummy!!!

    This is really helpful. I know both my sons watch Stampy videos, but I wasn’t aware what else there was
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    March 2, 2016 at 8:36 pm
    • Reply Midwife and Life

      There’s so many, it’s a minefield (pardon the pun) but these are the ones I know and trust as much as you can trust these things plus the ones he really enjoys

      March 2, 2016 at 8:53 pm
      • Reply Jade

        I would remove L for Lee (Lee Bear) considering he is a convicted sex offender. I’m trying to get my niece to forget the name atm as he stayed nearby and she loved watching him on youtube.

        July 25, 2016 at 7:29 pm
        • Reply Midwife and Life

          Thanks for this I had no idea! I’ll remove him from the list (and my YouTube subscription!)

          July 27, 2016 at 8:55 am
        • Reply Tommy

          But does he talk about anything sexual in his videos? If not then you are overreacting.

          December 30, 2016 at 6:54 pm
          • Midwife and Life

            Not to my knowledge but out of principle I did remove him from the list because I wouldn’t want to recommend someone who could pose a danger.

            December 30, 2016 at 7:05 pm
  • Reply HappyDave

    Hey, could I also recommend LittleLizardGaming! My children love their videos and they are 100% kid-friendly. They have a group of friends all from Ireland who create great minecraft videos while educating children on how to stay safe online and raising awareness of bullying etc.

    August 30, 2016 at 5:58 pm
    • Reply Midwife and Life

      Thanks I will check it out

      August 30, 2016 at 6:50 pm
  • Reply Susan McFeed

    My kids adore Ella Awesome. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzB1JTtobK4OihknO37mag

    She is only 7 years old, but is really good at Minecraft. She plays really nicely with other kids and her videos are very entertaining.

    September 10, 2016 at 3:25 am
    • Reply Midwife and Life

      Thanks, I’ll check her out.

      September 10, 2016 at 7:10 am
  • Reply justin alen

    corarius is a great family friendly builder

    March 30, 2017 at 1:15 pm
    • Reply Midwife and Life

      Thanks!

      March 31, 2017 at 2:13 pm
  • Reply tm

    NEW Kid / Family Friendly Gaming Channel! TAZ Plays… http://www.YouTube.com/TAZmariegamer

    May 14, 2017 at 3:15 pm
  • Reply Cadie

    I started a Youtube channel about 4 months ago. I have about 80 videos up right now. I’m a mom of 4 and sometimes my kids join me in my videos. Never inappropriate!! Please check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glZendxJtso&t=25s

    May 18, 2017 at 3:40 pm
  • Reply FunGameFam

    This is a great list! We love these channels! If anyone is interested, we also have a kid friendly Minecraft channel that you can check out~ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChXVRx5DUrK6Ucf5Propj6w

    April 4, 2018 at 3:11 am
  • Reply Jan

    iballistic squid has changed his video content quite recently. I’m sad to say his latest video has a foul word at the end. Just a heads up.

    February 21, 2019 at 4:23 am
    • Reply Midwife and Life

      Thanks, I will have to investigate this as my son still watches him.

      February 21, 2019 at 1:58 pm

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