App Highlight: YouTube Kids
Developed by Google, YouTube Kids is an app that no doubt you have heard of as it takes the vast array of content on YouTube and ensures that only child friendly videos are delivered.
What it does
YouTube Kids allows you to confidently allow your child access to YouTube and have all the inappropriate material filtered out. Even some content that is flagged as child friendly on YouTube that makes its way through the filters that isn’t necessarily child friendly is removed from this app.
To make exploration easy, videos in the app are split into relevant categories such as: Shows, Music, Learning, Gaming and Explore. We also took out the complicated stuff to make an app even little ones can navigate — that means big buttons, easy scrolling, and instant full-screen. And when the whole family wants to enjoy their favorite videos together, everyone can watch on the big screen with Chromecast, game consoles, or smart TVs.
Why we like it
As someone who has kids that love YouTube I was horrified when they were browsing the normal YouTube app to find some of the recommendations that were popping up. With YouTube Kids I can confidently allow them to watch YouTube and not worry about foul language or inappropriate material. The interface is intuitive and simple to use and is split into categories to allow easy navigation.
How to get it
YouTube Kids is available from the Google Play Store. You can download it right here.