YouTube is working on a new Website that collectively holds all Kid’s Videos at a single destination
YouTube is working on a new website that puts all the kid’s contents at a single destination. YouTube has been making this website after noticing the growing concern about the platform showing disturbing videos to children.
YouTube implemented parental control features on its YouTube Kids app after noticing the bad impression of the public on its creepy kid problem that started a couple of years before. Creepy kid problem was actually the content related problem which YouTube faces that shows videos of Peppa Pig drinking bleach and Spiderman doing weird things with Elsa from Frozen.
Once parents started noticing that their kids are watching weird things on YouTube kids, they started complaining to YouTube. And so, YouTube Kids introduces parental control feature to its platform allowing parents to decide which channels and videos their kids could watch on their mobile devices.
Now, on Wednesday, YouTube announces that it is launching a website version of its kids’ mobile app sometime this week. The statement was posted on a help forum.
According to the company, the new YouTube Kids will have three separate settings for different age ranges. A preschool setting “is designed to allow kids to watch videos that promote creativity, playfulness, learning, & exploration,” the company writes. A setting for ages 5 to 7 allows kids to also watch videos of cartoons, songs, and crafts. And a setting for ages 8 to 12 enables viewing of “family vlogs” and videos about gaming and science.
As TechCrunch noted, the announcement comes after an FTC settlement that may make YouTube direct all users under the age of 13 to a separate page that does not collect data in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
YouTube made the announcement that all the creepy videos will not be shown on this platform. However, they also noted that “Our systems work hard to exclude content not suitable for each of these age categories, but not all videos have been manually reviewed,” the notice warns. “If you find something inappropriate that we missed, you can block it or flag it for fast review.”
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