How to Keep Your Children Safe and Secure on YouTubeIn spite of the fact that YouTube lacks many of the features seen on other social networking sites, it is one of the most popular in the United States. In the US, 75% of adults and 94% of 18- to 24-year-olds use YouTube, according to a Pew Research poll conducted in 2013.
Then there are the kids.
Hundreds of thousands of children's videos are available on the internet. While some of them are kid-friendly cartoons and instructional films, many more are just plain fun for kids.
There are millions of videos on YouTube, with more and more added each day. A great number of channels contains good, educational videos that can have a positive impact on children’s development and help them grow their interests.
Unfortunately, not all channels and categories are good. Plenty of them have can have a negative influence on children. Oftentimes creators use bad language, promote misbehavior, and present activities that can be harmful to young users who try to follow their YouTube idols.
But you’ll say “Hey, YouTube already has a safe search filter”.
Yes, YouTube does offer a safe search mode, but it doesn’t actually control what language creators use, or the intended message of the video. Some YouTubers will entice children to skip school. Additionally, the built-in YouTube filter can be easily switched off.
FAQ Youtube Parental Control
Is there a way to do this using the YouTube app?
What about Windows and Android? Do the YouTube parental controls function there?
Both Windows and Android devices have a YouTube toggle feature under Device Restrictions. To show how simple it is, check out the video on this website. As long as they are using the YouTube app on their mobile browser, your child's settings will be applied.
All pornographic content on YouTube is restricted, right?
Videos that are censored off of YouTube are chosen by Google based on both their own algorithms and the suggestions of its own users. Video omissions are strictly within the supervision of Avosmart. The results of many videos and comments are drastically different when filtering is enabled, even if it isn't 100% flawless. As long as they use either the Android or Windows version of youtube.com, your child's preferences will be applied to them.
How is stuff filtered out of YouTube while it has this feature turned on?
How to Keep Your Children Safe and Secure on YouTube
Do you know that
67% of children come into contact with pornography via the Internet
50% of children admit to being addicted to smartphones
34% of children have experienced cyberbullying
41% of children have come into contact with strangers on the Internet
Source: 1. Report on threats to children's safety and development in Foundation Gives Children a Strength. 2. hmc.org.uk. 3. cyberbullying.org - statista.com
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