One of the biggest parenting nightmares is parental control. No matter how careful we are with the content our children watch online, at some point they will come across something inappropriate. Every day we read tens of social media posts where parents complain about hidden messages in online videos. Today, our nightmare is turning into a sweet dream.
Youtube is launching a new channel in MENA that is customized for kids. Youtube Kids will offer a safe, more contained environment for children where they can explore different video genres harmlessly. The children-centric app will offer curated selections of content, parental control features, and filtering of videos deemed inappropriate for children under the age of 13.
The free child-friendly streaming app will be available in 15 countries across MENA and will be available on smartphones and tablets. Some of the shows that Egyptian children will enjoy are El Schoola, Zakrly Araby, and Nafham.
Youtube kids’ key features:
- Individualized profiles: Up to 8 children in the same family can set up different customized accounts.
- Handpick content: Parents will choose the channels and shows that children can have access to.
- Block Channels or content: You can block any channel that you don’t want your child to watch.
- Turn search off: To limit your child’s exposure to unwanted videos, you can simply turn off the search option.
- Screen time timer: You can set the app to notify you when your child finishes their screen time limit of the day.
- Watch it again: You can have access to what your child is watching on repeat.
This is basically every parent’s dream, especially the screen timer option. We can finally stop panicking about coming across disturbing videos that trick children. Youtube Kids app launches today at 6:30 PM Cairo time.
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