YouTube gives parents greater control over his Kids app presumably for the purpose of countering complaints that he does not enough to keep the application clean. Now, parents can better understand what their child is looking at on the Kids app – which would be great except for the fact that this should not have been a problem in the first place.
Rumors about this change began earlier this month and it seems that the changes are both more and less extensive than we had heard. According to the report of Buzzfeed News the company was working on a new application restricted to human-approved videos – the problem with the Kids app so far has been the algorithm allowing to the adult content.
Although the company did not go as far as a brand new application, it extended its parental controls. Now adults can limit their child's content to human content on YouTube playlists, or to "trusted partners" such as PBS or Sesame Street. If it's not secure enough, they can even limit their kids to videos that they have personally selected.
Note that this does not address the basis of the complaint against YouTube Kids that totally inappropriate videos for children were being shown on this supposedly child-safe app. I am happy to be able to keep my hypothetical kids on a tighter digital leash, but that does not mean that I am totally comfortable with the fact that the other videos are here to start.
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