How to Set up New Parental Controls on YouTube Kids

For a while, I resisted giving my phone to my 5-year-old daughter so she could watch YouTube Kids – there were several times when I put her on a show that I approved of, only to watch for more than 15 minutes. later and find that she is watching something I hate (usually Ryan’s Toy Review). Other parents had similar complaints about how easy it was for kids to go down the rabbit hole of annoying, weird, and sometimes disturbing content in the app.

However, there is now a way to let children see only good things. And there is a lot of good stuff- Sesame Street, National Geographic Kids, and PBS Kids, to name a few quality channel s. YouTube Kids just launched Parent-Approved Content , a control that lets you choose every video and channel your child can access. It’s available on Android today and coming to iOS soon.

How to set it up:

1) Open the settings.

2) Go to the child’s profile.

3) Select “Approved Content Only”. Then start choosing videos and channels for your kids. In this mode, children cannot search for content on their own.

While YouTube Kids is primarily aimed at younger children, it is now also launching a new “older” feature for 8-12 year olds. This version of the app includes a wider range of content such as popular music and game videos. You can choose the “old” setting when creating a new profile or updating an existing profile. The company has begun rolling out this feature in the US and plans to expand it globally.


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