When Channel 11 News reporter Gordon Loesch went surfing YouTube for local videos he found some surprises.
A violent video labeled as "Penn State students fighting" shows young people throwing punches.
Another one shows girls beating each other up. The poster of the video claims it was taped in Brentwood.
And there were endless videos of students drinking at college parties.
We showed the videos to some local parents, who found them disturbing.
Mary Jo Potter said, "The graphic violence, the horrendous language, no wonder our children can't seem to grow up in a wholesome atmosphere."
The violence found in the videos may not be any worse than what is in many movies, but one video brings up other serious issues.
It looked like innocent tape of a football game between local rival high schools.
That all changed when cheerleaders were interviewed and asked to say their names for the reporter.
Someone doctored the video, putting words naming sexually transmitted diseases over pictures of the girls. That person then posted the video on YouTube.
Although the claims are unfounded, an educator at Children's Hospital says the motivation was clear.
Dayna Jornsay-Hefter said, "The purpose was to embarrass and humiliate somebody. That fits the definition of bullying. The reality is now what used to be confined to a classroom or neighborhood now with the Internet becomes international."
Channel 11 News contacted the cheerleading squad's parent adviser and the coach, but both declined to comment further.
The school's director of technology told Channel 11 News, "Legally our hands are pretty much tied."
He did ask YouTube to take the degrading post down.
The director said, "There is not a lot we can do with first amendment rights. There are very limited ways you can have videos removed from those Web sites."
So what are your rights if you find yourself the unwilling star of a YouTube video?
A YouTube representative told Channel 11 News, "Our community guidelines prohibit inappropriate content. If the video shows someone getting hurt, attacked or humiliated, we ask users not to post it and we remove such material promptly once we are notified."
But officials at the local school affected by the video say there was no immediate response from YouTube.
The technology director said, "You can immediately post something, but unless you're the person that posted it you can't just immediately get rid of it."
Finally three weeks after the school's request the video is gone, but he still doesn't know if YouTube took it off or the original poster had a change of heart.