YouTube kids: through summer holidays children have plenty of free time. this means that using technology will increase such as smartphones and apps such as youtube.
youtube has one billion users per day and the majority of this users are children and young people. in the US youtube is more popular than Facebook.
there are videos on youtube which are harmful to children. while youtube can’t be made entirely family or friendly like parent or grandfather or grandmother, but there are ways that you can stop your children from watching harmful videos on youtube.
we have gathered some short steps that you can help you avoid your children from harmful videos while using youtube.
YouTube Kids lets a child search by typing or speaking, Disable the search function, and your kid will be suggested a smaller section of videos selected by Google’s algorithms. According to The New York Times, “Most of the videos flagged by parents were uploaded to YouTube in recent months by unknown users with names like Kids Channel TV and Super Moon TV.”
To turn off search, tap the lock icon in the lower right, enter a passcode, tap Settings, tap your kid’s profile, and then toggle off Search settings. You can set up separate profiles for each of your kids, which lets you enable search for some but not others.
1. Use youtube kids- YouTube kids
There is an app by the name of youtube kids which youtube has created.
you can download this app for free on android and ios and it’s a great way to ensure certain contents never reaches your children.
However, you should remember that it depends on algorithms and it is not personally created by YouTube employees, so things can slip through.
Once the app is downloaded, open it and after a short video click Get Started .
follow the instructions to enter a passcode.
after that, you will be recommended to either have Searched on or Search off. Search off is better for younger kids because it restricts the chances of them finding something outside of their age bracket and means the app can be more curated by yourself.
In the app, you can either press the magnifying glass icon to search (if enabled) or discover the YouTube videos available through Shows, Music, Learning and Explore.
By clicking the lock icon in the bottom left-hand corner you can set up a passcode control to access the Timer, Settings and Feedback section.
You can Set Time Limit, and when the time is up the app will lock.
In Settings, you can change the audio settings by turning the App Music or Sound Effects on or off.
you can also change the Home screen age level for All kids, pre-school or school age.
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2. Restrict YouTube on the YouTube app- YouTube kids
The next way to reduce content is to set up a family Gmail account for using YouTube. Once you have signed in, click on your Google account logo in the corner and click Settings. There you can turn on Restricted Mode (found under General on an Android phone).
This means that videos that have been identified as having unsuitable content will not be shown.
If your child comes shrieking into the kitchen after finding a creepy video, you can block it so it won’t resurface again later. You can also report it. YouTube Kids has a team that reviews flagged videos around the clock. I recommend you both block and report videos you find annoying.
To block a video, tap the triple-dot button and then tap block. You can block just the video you are currently watching.
or if you think the publisher is unlikely, then you can block the whole channel.
To flag, a video, tap the triple-dot button of the video that’s playing and then tap Report. You can report it as having unsuitable audio, unseemly visuals or other.
3. Restrict content on the YouTube website- YouTube kids
Along the side, click Settings.
At the bottom of the page click to Restricted Mode: On. Then go to Lock Restricted Mode on this browser. Once you click Save, others will be stopped from changing the settings.
4. Subscribe to family-friendly YouTube channels- YouTube kids
There are lots of kid-friendly YouTubers out there but someones to start you off add the below. If you subscribe to the channels you consider are right for your family, then you can design a secure feed.
5. BT Parental Controls- YouTube kids
BT Parental Controls is a free network-based filter . includes all internet-enabled devices connected via the BT Hub in the home.
It allows you to filter content – and give timings for when those filters are on.
also block certain websites including YouTube.