March 11, 2017
YouTube Kids is a wonderful Google app designed specifically for younger minds. We have already reviewed it in a previous post in the past and today we are re-featuring it again for those of you who haven’t seen it yet. YouTube Kids provides kids with a safer environment where they can search for, access, and explore relevant video content.
YouTube Kids provides parents with a set of features to help them control the video content kids watch by turing search off. They can also use these features to ‘set a built-in timer to let kids know when it’s time to stop watching .’ Content in YouTube Kids is arranged into four categories: Learning, Explore, Music, and Shows. The app is available for free for both Android and iPad but before you start using it with your kids make sure you read Parental Guide and the notes below:
- ‘Parental setup is needed to ensure the best experience possible for your child.
- -YouTube Kids contains paid ads in order to offer the app for free. Your child may also see videos with commercial content from YouTube creators that are not paid ads. For more information, please check out our Parental Guide.
- -Videos in the app are selected by our automated systems. Please note, no system is perfect, and it’s possible that your child may find something you don’t want them to watch. If your child finds a video that you feel is inappropriate, please flag the video and it will be reviewed as soon as possible.
- -You can restrict your child’s experience by turning search off in the set-up flow or by accessing the settings behind the grown-ups-only lock. This means your child can’t search for content, which reduces the chances that they will encounter a video you don’t want them to watch.
- -Whether search is on or off, the app will recommend videos selected by our automated systems from the broad set of videos accessible in YouTube Kids.’