You know, I get very paranoid whenever I play a cartoon OST on Youtube for any kid around me and turn my back on them. I start imagining they could see a thumbnail that’s most inappropriate or that they will click on many different tabs that will lead them to content that’s sensitive to their age. I know I’m not alone in this.
Thankfully, the newly introduced YouTube Kids app which has been available in other parts of the world is now available for download in Nigeria and as such, kids can enjoy more videos on every topic in the world; protected from adult-type content while adults like me do other things but you would first have to ‘set it up’ for the kid.
What it looks like? This one’s bright and beautiful!
Coming in a bright and playful design, an easy to use interface, YouTube Kids has several family-friendly videos on every topic in the universe. So your kid can browse so many channels and playlists in four categories: Show, Music, Learning and Explore.
The Parental Controls helps you control the kid’s experience, without meddling in the fun.
How the app works: From the moment you open YouTube Kids, you learn how the system chooses and recommends content for viewing, how to flag content (that you think might not be right for kids). You know some content would pass the inspection, so if you find a system you’re concerned about, please flag it. It only helps make YouTube video better for all).
Search settings: you can determine how much exploring you want your kids to do. You can turn on the search or limit your child’s experience by turning it off. On or off, you’re in charge.
Timer: The timer feature on YouTube Kids alerts your kids when time is up, by limiting screen time.
Sound Settings: Allows you to turn off the sounds, so you can catch your breath while your kid watches in peace.
Pass Code: is just what it is – no sneaking around watching when I’m not there. The app is also a logged-out experience – which means that once you download it from the app store, no sign-in hassles. Features like uploading, sharing, liking etc. linked to accounts have been removed.
The YouTube Kids app is now available for download in Nigeria on Google Play and App Store for free!