When I was a kid I grew up coming home from school, did my homework and then hit the parks with my friends. The time has now changed a lot. As parents we want to safe guard our kids from when they are babies or toddlers. Our kids are definitely part of the internet generation. The Internet plays an important role in their daily lives and it is something they may use on a daily basis for watching their favourite song, or to research for a school topic. Unfortunately, not everything on YouTube is child friendly, and young people can come across some very inappropriate content including violence, sexual videos, bad language and even bullying!
As Mothers of young kids, we use You Tube especially to watch educational videos, play on educational games. or even sing along to nursery rhyme songs for little ones. Lets face it, the iPad has been a necessity to many mothers sanity on long flights. As a working Mum, I am a guilty mum for using youtube (aka as my babysitter) to answer a quick phone call not knowing what could pop up on the screens.
They state on the You Tube Kids Channel on their website ” YouTube Kids gives your family an easy way to watch their favorite shows, or explore anything that captures their imagination. It’s free, simple to use, and full of family-friendly videos YouTube Kids. Made for curious little minds”.
The YouTube Safety Mode provides the following features:
Hides videos with potentially objectionable material
Hides comments on videos unless you elect to show comments
Replaces most inappropriate language in comments with stars
To implement Safety Mode, click here and follow the steps.
Worth also reading the You Tube Kids Parental Guide here.
We hope you find this information useful.