YouTube lets parents handpick videos their kids can see

Remigio Civitarese
Settembre 14, 2018

YouTube is a massive platform when it comes to kids, but with a lot of unsavoury content on there parents have been turning to YouTube Kids as a safer alternative to the full stream of YouTube.

In April, YouTube promised to add a feature that lets parents hand select every video and channel their kid has access to in the app. It's now limited to Android, but will arrive on iOS some time "soon", YouTube said. Then, select "approved content only" and you'll be able to choose what videos your kids can watch. However, after enabling this, note that a child will not be able to search for content on their own.

YouTube Kids has faced criticism since November, when The New York Times reported that inappropriate clips weren't getting caught by the app's filters. This is the second addition to the app, which is aimed at kids 8-12 years old, allowing them to expand their viewing habits while remaining "safe". YouTube Kids defaults to the "Younger" version, which includes sing-alongs and age-appropriate educational videos, but parents can select the "Older" version when they're setting up a new profile or updating an existing one.

YouTube launched a new experience for older kids that features additional content, like popular music and gaming videos.

Furthermore, YouTube Kids is getting the new "Older" profile in the United States, with plans to expand globally.

Parents don't have to worry about levels when setting up new younger children on YouTube Kids with the Younger Kids option the default for new profiles.

"We work hard to make videos in the app family friendly, but no system is flawless", YouTube Kids Product Director James Beser wrote in a blog post. "As we continue to receive feedback from parents and turn that feedback into improvements to the YouTube Kids app, we hope that all families and kids can create the experience they want!" "If this happens, we ask that parents block and flag the video for review by our team".

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