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YouTube Kids

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Teacher Overview

YouTube Kids is an app specifically designed for kids, makes it easier for children and parents to find content they are interested in. 

Teacher Review

The child-friendly video sharing app is free to download for Android and iOS. YouTube Kids is currently used in 37 countries.

YouTube Kids limits the world of content on the service to curated, family-friendly videos, channels like PBS Kids, and educational clips from Khan Academy, and includes such titles as Thomas the Tank Engine, Reading Rainbow, and National Geographic Kids. To reel in its target audience, the app’s interface features large images, colorful icons and carefully curated launch videos on the main homepage. There are four sections—Shows, Music, Learning and Explore—to explore within the app.

YouTube Kids is mostly safe with a wealth of excellent, family friendly content from fun tips and tricks about school, to educational channels, music, creative pursuits, and any number of interesting ways to waste time. But, there is also a small chance kids could see nudity, violence, or just weird stuff, as well as ads for stuff like junk food which you wouldn’t want your child exposed. If you can’t sit and watch the content with your child, then one option is to use the Safety mode. This will at least filter out a fair amount of inappropriate content, but it’s not a fool-proof option. YouTube offers fair warning that kids may see something that you don’t want them to see and you can block and report inappropriate videos.

YouTube Kids does carry advertising. YouTube says it is carefully screened to bar ads that aren’t child-friendly. If parents sign up for a YouTube Red subscription, there are no ads, and kids can watch offline.

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A world of learning and fun, made just for kids

We created YouTube Kids to make it safer and simpler for children to explore the world through online video – from their favourite shows and music to learning how to build a model volcano (or make slime), and everything in between. There's also a whole suite of parental controls, so you can tailor the experience to your family's needs.

A safer online experience for kids

We use a mix of filters, user feedback and human reviewers to keep the videos in YouTube Kids family friendly. But no system is perfect and inappropriate videos can slip through, so we're constantly working to improve our safeguards and offer more features to help parents create the right experience for their families.

Get the scoop on all the control features available to you:

Create up to eight child profiles, each with their own viewing preferences, video recommendations and settings.

Select collections of channels on a variety of subjects by trusted partners and YouTube Kids.

Make sure that you're in control of what your children watch and hand-pick the videos, channels and collections of channels that they can see.

Found a video or channel that you don't want your child to watch? Block it to automatically remove it from all of your children's profiles.

Alert us immediately by reporting videos that shouldn't be in the app. The video will be sent to us for fast review.

Turn search on so that your children can access more videos. Turn search off for a more contained experience by limiting the experience to channels that have been verified by YouTube Kids.

Set up a timer to put limits on how long your children can use the app.

Keep tabs on what your children are watching in the app.

Gather your family and enjoy YouTube Kids on select TVs.

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Other important information:
Parental setup is required 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 from YouTube creators with commercial content in them that are not paid ads.

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