Angrily you ask, "How could they allow this video to be uploaded again?"
You decide to try the usual strategy and tell your child to stay off the Internet. Unfortunately, your child fights you at every turn with his reasoning that he or she is growing up and should be allowed to do things with the permission of a parent. You leave your child alone because at the end of the day, your child does have a point.
One morning you get up and find that your child hasn't come down for breakfast. You go up assuming the child is on the computer up all night from doing YouTube videos after you decided to restore the Internet access. You call the child's name and find that the child doesn't answer.
You open the door and find that your child has hung himself.
I tell this story because this was the end result for Megan Meier, a 13-year-old girl from Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, who killed herself in 2006 after a boy she liked on MySpace left her several negative messages calling her names. The final message allegedly told her to kill herself.
As it turns out, the boy was not even a boy in real life, but a grown adult whose daughter had been fighting with Megan and used the Internet to take revenge against Megan for that.
This could happen to your child.
It is easy for people to dismiss bullies and ignore them. "Words are words" is the common expression as well as, "People will hurt you if you let them". The problem with those statements in regards to Megan is that Meier herself was suffering from depression.
People who suffer from depression generally have trouble engaging in social relationships. Sometimes they barely go outside for fear of being judged by the society at large. Given the way kids and people in general can be cruel to one another, someone who knows someone that has depression could easily use the anonymity of the Internet to make life miserable for that individual, even to the point of death.
I implore the community of YouTube and the folks at Google who run YouTube to seriously create better ways of fighting this kind of thing. The flagging process is simply not enough. People who get their accounts and videos taken down are re-uploading new videos and making new accounts to keep their hate alive without any real consequences from the site itself.