My little boy loves YouTube: he particularly loves watching people playing Lego video games. But I’m constantly worried he might come across something inappropriate for him.
Seven months ago, I thought my prayers had been answered when YouTube announced its YouTube kids app. However (unsurprisingly, yet again) unfortunately it was a U.S. only service at launch.
Well, YouTube’s kid-friendly service is now available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and here in the United Kingdom. The app comes with some nifty features, including filtering of channels and videos. Even nicer, uploading videos or making comments is blocked on the app, and there’s a built-in timer function that allows parents to specify the amount of usage.
Google states that the YouTube Kids app has been downloaded over 10 million times since its debut, and that it features local channels, with the likes of Morph, Teletubbies, Wallace and Gromit and The Magic Roundabout accessible by users in the UK and Ireland (I think I may be spending re-living my childhood days).
Source The Guardian