If, like me, you have a little one in the house, you’ll know what a minefield it is keeping them safe while letting them having access to the internet. My little boy loves to watch people gaming on YouTube, but sometimes what appears to be a suitable clip soon becomes very unsuitable.
YouTube answered this dilemma with the introduction of the YouTube Kids. It’s filled with child-friendly material and now it seems that the fantastic BBC iPlayer app has followed suit. The BBC has launched the iPlayer Kids App. It’s aimed specifically at delivering CBeebies and CBBC shows directly to children.
Available on Amazon, Apple and Google, users will have access to over 10,000 episodes. You can stream and download to watch later. The app has the ability to offer up to four profiles on a single device. This means that devices can be shared and offer specialised age-related content to each child.
The BBC assures parents that the app is both ad and in-app purchase free. It also locks children within the app so they are unable to access any BBC links or the Settings.
Alice Webb, director of BBC Children’s, says..
The BBC iPlayer Kids app meets the needs we know are absolute deal breakers for kids and parents. We’re offering, choice and control, wrapped up in a child-friendly design and the largest range of home-grown UK content on a platform parents can trust.”