Tips to use YouTube Kids

An app made just for kids.

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YouTube Kids is a video platform that was created to make it simpler and safer for kids to explore and discover new and exciting things within a more contained environment that they can explore on their own or guided by their parents/caregivers.

To help you create healthy digital experiences for your kids, we work hard to keep videos on YouTube Kids family-friendly and use a mix of automated filters built by our engineering teams, human review, and feedback from parents to protect our community. We are constantly working to improve our safeguards and offer more features to help parents create the right experience for their families.

All kinds of videos for all kinds of kids

There’s a whole world out there to watch and discover, with all kinds of videos to keep all kinds of kids engaged. Whatever your kids are into, you will find a wide range of videos from science experiments, to nursery rhymes, to hula-hooping pigs, and everything in between.

Tips and tools for YouTube Kids

YouTube Kids allows you to create individual profiles as unique as your kids.

Want complete control over what your kids can watch? Try “Approved Content Only” which allows you to hand-pick and approve the content accessible on their accounts.

Select content levels based on your kid’s age to enjoy family-friendly content from the broader universe of videos on YouTube. For example, “Preschool” Mode offers videos that promote creativity and learning, while “Younger Kids” Mode allows access to content such as cartoons, arts and crafts. Finally, our “Older” mode gives kids 8 and up the chance to search and explore additional content such as popular music and gaming videos for kids. Manage screen time by setting a screen time limit to help them transition from watching to doing when it’s time to unplug.

And if you don’t like a video? With YouTube Kids you can block the video or whole channel and you’ll never see it again.

Get access anywhere

With flexibility for the whole family’s needs, there are many ways to enjoy YouTube Kids across all devices and on every screen.

Download the free mobile app to have fun on your favorite mobile or tablet; or connect a compatible streaming device such as a game console or smart TV to enjoy the app on your TV. Don’t have the app? All your kids’ favorite videos can be found on the YouTube Kids website at youtubekids.com.

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