How to make safe for your children from YouTube Kids video
YouTube Kids video has reached the terrible two years. Launched in 2015, the free app tries to eliminate YouTube’s unseemly that only offer cartoons, educational programs, and other non-child friendly content. Of course, the Internet is the Internet, people are making bogus videos disturbing content: Peppa Pig Drinking, Spider-Man urinating on Elsa of “Frozen” characters “PAW Patrol” enjoying a strip club, that are slipping through Google’s filters.
Is it no longer safe to park your baby in front of YouTube Kids video during dinner preparation? To question the problem, Google said that less than 0.005 percent of videos have been removed by YouTube Kids video in the last 30 days.
No automated system, including Google algorithms, is perfect, but YouTube Kids offers some parental controls that can help reduce the risk of your child stumbling with questionable content.
Beyond parental controls, a misplaced feature that could eliminate the risk are playlists. It would be useful to set up a playlist of the videos you have watched. If your kids are like mine, they enjoy a repeat view of their favorite shows and I would not like it to be limited to a pre-classified video playlist.
In addition to this, here are some steps you can take to make YouTube Kids video a little less mine field.
Turn Off Search
YouTube Kids allows a child to look for typing or speaking, but the ability to search for videos can make more people available. Turn off the search feature and your child will only see videos that Google shows, which presumably come from trusted sources. According to the New York Times, “Most of the videos have been flagged by parents uploaded to YouTube over the last months by anonymously users with names as like Kids TV channel and ” Super Moon TV “.
To turn off the search, tap the lock icon in the lower right corner, enter a passcode, tap Settings, tap your child’s profile, and then clear the search settings. You can configure separate profiles for each of your children, enabling you to enable searching for one but not the other.
Set Your Custom Access Code
To access the configuration, you must enter a four-digit access code by simply entering the numbers that are detailed on the Parents Only screen. If your child can read, you can set up a custom access code that prevents them from accessing the settings and reactivating the search. This is only Parent screen, you’ll find a button to configure my own pass code.
Report And Block Unpleasant Video
If your child comes screaming in the kitchen after finding a disturbing video, you can block it so it does not rewind later. You can also report it. YouTube Kids has a team that looks at the videos that are marked during the day. I suggest blocking and reporting videos that are considered offensive.
To lock a video, tap the three-dot button and then tap the block. You can only block the video you are watching at the moment or if you think the editor is suspicious, you can block the entire channel.
To mark a video, tap the three dot button of the video you are playing, then tap Report. You may indicate that you have inappropriate audio, inappropriate images or others.
Switch to nick jr. Noggin or another application
YouTube is not the only source of video content on the Internet. If the current situation with YouTube Kids has frightened you, switch to another child video application such as Nick Jr. Noggin or PBS Kids. You can also use Netflix: you can set up a profile for “children under 12 years” that is different from that. Because she certainly does not want her children to see “Mindhunter” more than they want to see the bleach Peppa Pig.