Kids love YouTube. They could watch it for hours, game how-to videos, music, funny videos, the list goes on and on! Sometimes we run into the problem where they see material we would prefer for them not to see. We can't preview every video they see on YouTube, but there are some pieces we can put in place for them in order to scaffold them into using YouTube.
A new app was released this March called YouTube Kids. It is available on Android devices and iOS devices.
This app has only age-appropriate videos, channels, and playlists. They can still get to popular programming.
The screen is easier for a child to navigate. The buttons are larger, making it easier to click what they want. When they play a video, it goes into automatic full-screen.
You can feel safe knowing that kids can browse this app and not see questionable content. If they do, notify YouTube and they will take care of it.
A few things to keep in mind:
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