One of the most prominent things I’ve noticed about this generation of teenagers is the increase in middle schoolers’ involvement with social platforms, and especially their involvement with YouTube. In fact, recent studies have shown between 80-95% of Generation Z uses YouTube more than any other social media platform.

They visit YouTube to laugh, be entertained by funny content, and keep up to date with the latest and music and entertainment news. They also use it to search “real stories” or “day-in-the-life” videos, “behind-the-scenes” videos, and “how-to” videos.

So, our middle school team wanted to find out what exactly middle schoolers were watching. We asked middle schoolers from all over the country what their favorite YouTube channel was as of today (because we all know it changes in the blink of an eye). Here’s what they said:

There you have it! This list is by no means exhaustive. These are just the channels that kept being mentioned! So if you want to get into the world of your kid for a few minutes, check out these channels to meet them where they already are.

Know of any other YouTube channels your middle schoolers can’t seem to get enough of? Let us know in the comments!

(This article was adapted and originally posted on XP3 students blog.)