Follow these step by step instructions to set up privacy settings on YouTube Kids
Youtube created an app specifically for kids to watch videos, the videos on there should only be suitable for kids. But it’s not always perfect so there can be unsuitable videos that slip through. There are some parental controls as well that you can set up.
Step by step instructions
Download the Youtube Kids app onto your child’s device and open it. The tap on Get Started.
You’ll need to do some set up before you get into the app, you’ll need to add your birth year (so they know you’re an adult) and then go through some screens that tell you a bit more about the app.
Eventually, you’ll be asked if you want to turn Search off. This is the safest thing to do and vastly reduces the chance that your child will see an inappropriate video.
You’ll be asked to set up a passcode as well to protect your settings from kids.
Once you’re into the app tap on the Padlock icon in the bottom right to set-up the parental controls.
Choose Set time limit to set a timer for your child, they can only watch videos for that amount of time. After that, the app will be locked.
In the Padlock menu again tap on Settings and then tap on Homescreen age level, there you can choose the age of your child which will restrict the videos they can watch.
Still in the Settings tap on the switch to turn on Pause history. This will prevent the app using the videos that your child has watched to suggest new ones, in case any inappropriate videos are watched, this prevents new inappropriate videos from being recommended.
If you do see a video that you want to report and isn’t suitable, tap on the three dots as the video is playing and you’ll be given options to block that video or report it.
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.