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Keeping Children Safe Online: YouTube Kids
In 2015 YouTube created a channel specifically geared towards younger children called YouTube Kids. The site, which is managed by YouTube, contains music, content made by users, TV shows like Thomas and Friends or Winnie the Pooh and educational videos.
Unfortunately, YouTube Kids has been having problems since its inception, with users noticing inappropriate material popping up including graphic sexual language, characters emulating dangerous behaviours, and explicit grown-up conversations about pornography, suicide, violence and drug use.
The site features a number of parental control options, but we recommend that parents first read some of the following advice on keeping your child safe when using YouTube Kids and other online applications.
Online safety for parents: