Please find the National Online Safety guide for ‘What Parents Need to Know about YouTube Kids‘ below.
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YouTube Kids is a child-friendly version of YouTube, offering a colourful and easy-to-navigate environment which is suitable for young children. The app is easily accessible and can be downloaded for phones and tablets without needing the YouTube app to be on the device already. Although YouTube Kids is obviously intended to be (and mainly succeeds in being) an extremely child-friendly platform, it has still raised concerns over its advertising policy as well as inappropriate content seeping through the curation process.
In the guide, you’ll find tips such as disabling the search option, restricting viewing time and monitoring the watch history.