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YouTube Kids Launches New Measures to Protect Kids From Inappropriate Videos

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YouTube Kids on Friday announced a set of new measures to prevent children from viewing inappropriate videos while at home, even by mistake. Now, YouTube Kids has allowed parents to report inappropriate videos to the video streaming service, which will then be reviewed by a YouTube policy team.

In a statement made on Friday, YouTube Kids said: “In some countries, you can customize content you see in the YouTube Kids app by signing into the app and blocking videos or channels you don’t want your child to watch. When you block a video or channel, you will no longer see that video on the YouTube Kids apps when you are signed in.”

The statement further added: “You can always clear your blocked videos and channels from Settings if you change your mind. You can also report videos that you find inappropriate in the YouTube Kids app. They will be reviewed by a YouTube policy team. If you are signed in when you report a video, it will also be blocked from the YouTube Kids app when you are signed in.”

Steps to take to block inappropriate content were revealed by YouTube Kids in the statement:

“You must be signed in to the YouTube Kids app to block videos or channels. When you block a video or channel, you will no longer see it in the YouTube Kids app when you are signed in. If you try to block a video while signed out, a dialog box will appear asking you to sign in.

From the Home screen

  1. Tap More  next to the video.
  2. Tap Block this video or Block this channel.
  3. Enter the numbers you see written on the screen, or enter your custom passcode.

From the Watch Page

  1. Tap More  at the top of the video.
  2. Tap Block.
  3. In the dialog box that appears, select Block this video, or select Block this channel to block the channel associated with the video.
  4. Tap Block again.
  5. Enter the numbers you see written on the screen, or enter your custom passcode.”

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