YouTube Kids is a different app fromYouTube. It’s an app built to be a family-friendly place for kids to explore their interests. With the news of suicide game targeting kids and suicide challenges invading YouTube kids, one can help but think other ways to make YouTube kids safer for our kids.
Google permits news stories and videos intended to raise awareness of and educate against the challenge. They have not seen any indications that the Momo challenge is on YouTube. In addition, this content has not been found on YouTube Kids.
Here’s a statement from YouTube spokesperson:
“YouTube’s Community Guidelines prohibit content that’s intended to encourage dangerous activities that have an inherent risk of physical harm or death. We remove flagged videos that violate our policies.”
If you are still worried, here’s how what you can do to make sure your kid is 100% safe usingYouTube KIDS:
Step 1. Sign in to your Kid’s YouTube Kids account. This is a bit tricky specially to those who just used YT Kids.
📍Open the YT kids then click the lock button at the lowest right area. There’s math in it, use a calculator or set up your own passcode. I recommend NOT setting up your own passcode.
📍Click settings. Click your kids username. You will be asked to sign in to your google acc.
Step 2. TURN OFF ALLOW SEARCHING.
When you turn search on, your child can access millions more YouTube Kids videos beyond the home screen. This allows them to search for new content on their own. When you turn search off you restrict your child’s experience to a more limited set of videos.
Step 3. TURN ON APPROVED CONTENT ONLY. When you turn on approved content only, you can handpick channels and videos that their kids can watch inYouTube Kids. Add channels that are safe and appropriate for your kids.
Add our KIDS YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
The A Toy Z channel
Channel about toys!
Step 4. Turn on PAUSE WATCH HISTORY.
This stop the app from using new video views or search terms to recommend videos.
Step 5. Set a TIMER. Go back to LOCK BUTTON along with your calculator and click timer.