YouTube Kids was designed as a safe haven of sorts for kids, where the videos available on the platform were supposed to be filtered and reviewed to make sure that they are safe for children. However recent times have proven that this isn’t the case as disturbing content has made it past YouTube’s filters and algorithms.


Now YouTube has made several changes to combat this, such as relying more on human curation and review versus algorithms, and for parents who aren’t quite convinced, YouTube’s not quite done yet. The company has recently announced that they will be introducing more parental controls to YouTube Kids where it will give parents more control over the content that their kids can and cannot view.

According to YouTube, “Parents know better than anyone what they want their children to watch. For those parents who want even more control over the videos and channels in the YouTube Kids app, we’re rolling out a feature later this year that will allow parents to specifically handpick every video and channel available to their child in the app.”

In addition to that, there will be a launch of “Collections” by YouTube’s trusted partners where these are channels with content that have been expressly reviewed and allowed by YouTube. YouTube has also made changes to the “search-off” feature where turning search off will limit kids to channels verified by the YouTube Kids team, and will not include broader recommendations.

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