Youtube introduces new parental controls so that children who use the popular video platform are not affected by negative content.
Google is about to add a new solution to YouTube for parents with children aged 9-12. The search giant would create a parental control system that restricted access to certain functions and developed algorithms to set age limits.
This solution will be available on the main YouTube platform under parental control mode. Now the child will be able to use Youtube through a controlled Google account, and parents will be able to choose which functions and videos will be offered for him. It should also be noted that the beta testing of the new mode will begin in the coming months.
Google will offer three categories of content:
Essential: This category is for kids who have surpassed YouTube Kids and are ready to move on to the mainstream platform. The selection will include video blogs, educational and educational videos, music videos, as well as videos on games, new events and other topics that attract children over the age of 9.
Advanced: The kid will have access to a wider selection of videos and live streams from the “Basic” category.
Almost all YouTube: The kid will be able to watch almost any video on YouTube. Materials intended solely for viewers over the age of 18 will not be available to him. However, this collection contains videos on sensitive topics. These videos are only suitable for older teens.
Monitoring time can also be adjusted
In addition to the existing parental control features, Google will make it possible to set parameters through the Family Link app in addition to managing the browsing and search history of the child’s account, with the ability to choose which videos children watch. Parents in particular will be able to set a limit for the viewing time. Other functions such as blocking of videos and channels will be added in the future.
Also, parental controls will not show personalized or classified ads. Also, it will not allow in-app purchases, comments, and videos initially. Finally, it should be noted that Google plans to gradually add these features to the platform.