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YouTube adds more parental controls to Kids service

YouTube_kidsYouTube is adding more controls to its YouTube Kids service, giving parents the ability to decide what content is right for their family.

Parents and guardians will now be able to block videos or channels from their child’s experience of the YouTube Kids app by signing into the service.

“The best part is that because you’re logged-in, the videos and channels you block in YouTube Kids will remain consistent across all your devices. And as a parent, if you change your mind, you can unblock all restricted videos or channels at once,” said YouTube Kids senior software engineer, Balaji Srinivasan.

The new feature adds to existing customisation options, including a timer setting to limit kids’ screen time, and age-based home screens offering content that is best suited for either preschool, school-age kids or all children.

The update will be available in: the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Malaysia, Philippines, India, and Singapore.