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Mum issues warning to parents over horrific YouTube video that's tricking and terrifying kids

Mum issues warning to parents over horrific YouTube video that's tricking and terrifying kids

"Please be careful with what your children are watching on YouTube"

A mum has issued an urgent warning to parents over a YouTube video that’s terrifying kids. Check it out: 

Charlie had put on what she thought was an innocent clip from kids’ channel Cocomelon for her two-year-old daughter Aurora-Rose.

However, right at the last moment, Huggy Wuggy – a creepy blue bear with razor-sharp teeth – jumps out at the screen while screaming.

The horrified mum shared the clip on TikTok in a bid to warn other parents to not let their children watch it.

She wrote: "Please be careful with what your children are watching on YouTube. It’s a good job I watch videos with my daughter when she watches YouTube.

"Some people out there I swear! Not one warning for this video at all!! Baring [sic] in mind my little girl is 2.

"My poor little girl jumped back, we was [sic] both in shock."

Huggy Wuggy strikes again.

Charlie added in the comments section: "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."

Her post has been viewed more than 3.4 million times, with thousands of people taking to the comments section to express their concerns.

"That’s why I always use kids YouTube a lot more safer [sic]," wrote one. "Hope she’s alright."

Another said: "Jumped a mile! It's awful that people feel the need to do this! Hope your little one is okay!"

A third added: "That's why you use the kids YouTube and subscribe to verified accounts."

Others, however, were a little less sympathetic, with dozens of commenters describing the shock scare as 'character building'. 

This isn’t the first time Huggy Wuggy’s wreaked havoc online – originally appearing as the major antagonist in the 2021 horror video game Poppy Playtime, he’s since been doing the rounds on TikTok and YouTube.

Huggy Wuggy is a fictional blue bear with razor sharp teeth.

While it’s all meant to be a bit of fictional fun, the character has been traumatising kids online, so much so that police are now warning parents to be wary. 

A Dorset Police spokesperson previously said: "The blue bear-like character has long arms and rows of razor sharp teeth.

"Set in an abandoned toy factory, Huggy is a villain in the game who stalks the players from vents [and] unreachable places. 

“Videos of the game are available to watch on YouTube, with other clips dedicated to Huggy in songs.

"One song includes the lyrics 'I could hug you here forever, till you breathe your last breath together'."

Adding to this, Chris Conroy, cyber protection officer for the county’s police force, told Dorset Live that the character is 'popping up all over YouTube and TikTok' with 'quite graphic imagery'. 

Authorities have warned parents to stay vigilant about what their kids watch online.

He continued: "It's based around jump scares and things you certainly wouldn't want children exposed to.

"If you were to use even YouTube kids for example, it may slip through because there is nothing obviously sinister about the name of a video. 

“It really comes down to paying attention to what your children are doing and making sure they are not just trusting YouTube Kids videos are safe because unfortunately with videos like this, things do slip through the cracks."

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@charliemarie99

Topics: Parenting, Viral, TikTok, YouTube