Personally, i think the whole COPPA thing is a massive truckload of bullshit.
There's already youtube kids, but obviously kids are still going to watch regular youtube. Nobody is going to prevent them from doing it.
So what do they do? Invent an actual solution to instruct parents to watch over their children when they do stuff online? Nope. Instead these parents leave their children 8+ on the Ipad or tablet to do the parenting for them (have fun!)
And the worst thing? The content creators on youtube suffer from this since they can't make any money if their video is child friendly. They have to mark their video's and if they don't these creators get a large fine of about 42.000 dollars.
This is just a sign that Youtube's about to crumble since they screwed themselves over.