• Kathy Copcutt

Introducing kid profiles, new parental controls, and a new exciting look for kids, which will begin


Thank you, YouTube for inviting me to discover the new YouTube Kids application! I know personally, YouTube kids is an app on each of our IPads, IPhones and laptops, an app we clearly use daily. Thank you YouTube Kids for listening to us parents and most importantly thank you for taking into consideration when I mentioned, when blocking a show that it should be take out of rotation and now it's being worked on. YouTube, your hospitality was absolutely superb, I'm grateful and honored to have been part YouTube Kids LA Parent Tour.

After talking to parents all over, YouTube knows that kids who love the YouTube Kids app are getting older and want a platform that’ll grow with them. Whether kids are watching Monster High, DC Kids, LEGO, learning their ABCs, or picking up the latest tricks in Minecraft, YouTube Kids wants to help. Here’s what’s new with YouTube Kids: When you sign in with your Google account, you get:

  • Kid profiles to customize your kids’ experience: Now you can create a profile for each of your kids. Even better, kid profiles work across all different devices!

  • App design tailored to your kid’s age: When you enter a date of birth on the kid profile, YouTube Kids changes the way the app looks. Younger kids will get less text, while older kids will get more content on the home screens.

  • A new setup process: The new app parent setup process will give you detailed information to help you make the right choices for your family before your kids use the app.

  • Passcode for kids: Kids can set a secret passcode to get into their profile (and keep their brother or sister out). Don’t worry, you can always override their passcode.

Remember, YouTube systems work hard to filter out more mature content from the app. But no system is perfect. If you find a video that you think should not be in the app, you can block it and flag it for review. This helps make YouTube Kids better for everyone. YouTube Kids is now live in 37 countries, has more than 70 billion views in the app, and more than 11 million weekly active viewers. YouTube is looking at ways to build an even better experience for families. Coming soon, YouTube give parents the option to have more content available in the app experience for their child. YouTube team is working to identify the most relevant content categories for tweens to make the app even more awesome. *Not available in all markets. Kid profiles are available in the following markets: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, United States, Zimbabwe.

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