With the summer season officially in full swing, many parents wonder how they can tailor their children’s viewing experience on YouTube Kids, which launched in MENA in April this year.
YouTube Kids is an app built with families in mind, offering a range of parental controls to help parents customize their children’s viewing experience based on their needs. The app offers a range of content for children under the age of 13 along with parental controls to customize their children’s experience.
Here are four of the most helpful features for Parental Controls on YouTube Kids:
Parents can choose to select which videos, channels or collections they want their children to watch on YouTube Kids. You can change the settings by visiting settings, selecting the child’s profile and then selecting approved content only. You’ll then see a range of channels, collections and videos for you to choose from.
If you would like to restrict your child’s experience to a more limited set of content, you can turn off Search using the parental settings. With Search off, your child can’t search for videos, and your child is limited to videos from a set of channels that have been verified by YouTube Kids.
You can customize content you see in the YouTube Kids app by signing into the app and blocking videos or channels you don’t want your child to watch.When you block a video or channel, you will no longer see that video in the YouTube Kids apps when you are signed in. You can always clear your blocked videos and channels from Settings if you change your mind. Please note that when you block a specific video, it may still be available in the app if it has also been uploaded by a different channel.
Time’s Up! Set a timer
Let us be the bad cop. Our built-in timer lets parents limit screen time by telling kids when it’s time to stop watching. The timer will display a friendly “Time’s up” alert and stop the app when the session is over. Tap the lock icon and from there, select “timer” and use the slide bar to set a limit.