YouTube Kids App

Controls & Settings guide

YouTube Kids App offers controls to restricted search, set time limits and set a password to ensure settings can only be changed by parents on the app.

What do I need?

A Google account (Email & Password)

Restrictions you can apply

icon Browser Access
icon Inappropriate content
icon Media streaming
icon Parental control
icon Search enginges

Step by Step instructions

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Launch the YouTube Kids app on the device.

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Tap the search icon to switch the search function off or on the app

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Tap the padlock icon in the right-hand corner of the screen to see the parental controls.

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On this screen enter the numbers or click ‘Set my own passcode’ to see the controls.

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Click on the ‘Timer’ icon to set a time limit on the app

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Tap on ‘Settings’ to see the app settings options

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On the setting menu, tap ‘Homescreen age level’ and you’ll be able to make the homescreen age-appropriate for your child. You can choose from ‘All kids’, ‘Pre-school ‘ or ‘School age’.

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You can also create a password from the settings menu.

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By tapping on the ‘Clear history’ this will remove all logged videos that your child has watched, searched and that the app has recommended to them based on their viewing habits.

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You can stop the app from recording their history by switching ‘Pause history’ on.

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To report inappropriate videos on the app, tap the video to see the three button icon in the righthand corner of the video.

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Tap the report icon and select from the options ‘Inappropriate audio’ or ‘Inappropriate visuals’. If you are signed in when reporting the video it will be automatically blocked from the YouTube Kids app.

YouTube say:”Flagged videos are reviewed 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will be removed from the YouTube Kids app if necessary.”

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Choose approved content only

Tap the Lock icon in the bottom corner of any page in the app then complete the multiplication problem or read and enter the numbers that appear. Or, enter your custom passcode.

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Select Settings then select your child’s profile and enter your parent account password to modify settings.

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Select Approved content only to enable. Review the information in the ‘Getting started’ pop-up.

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Select START. Tap the + icon on any collection, channel or video to approve content that you’d like to make available to your child.

Then Select DONE in the red box at the bottom of the screen to exit.

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