During the last months, YouTube Kids , the platform for streaming videos aimed at children, has remained in the focus…
During the last months, YouTube Kids , the platform for streaming videos aimed at children, has remained in the focus of the controversy due to the appearance of inappropriate content for its users, mainly of conspirational theme , including “videos that claim that the Earth is flat, the supposed falsity of man’s arrival on the Moon, or that the planet is ruled by reptilian-human hybrids.”
That’s why, only a few weeks ago We knew that the team behind the platform was working on the creation of a new application , what would do without the algorithms to make way for a team of moderators responsible for selecting manually what videos are recommended to children who use the platform. Now, at last, YouTube has announced the arrival of this review of YouTube Kids, detailing the news that comes with the new application.
Through the official YouTube blog , the company says that its team has been working on new functions that contribute greater control in the face of parents and guardians , when choosing what kind of videos can see the smallest of the house.
The first change is the addition of video collections by trusted partners and the YouTube Kids team. This type of channels, selected by hand by human moderators, will be associated with the themes of art, music, sport and learning.
Starting this week, our partners and the YouTube Kids team will offer collections of reliable channels. This makes it easy for parents to select only the channel collections and the topics they want their children to access. Just go to Profile Settings and select from available collections, such as Sesame Workshop and PBS KIDS. We will continue to add more partners over time.
On the other hand, YouTube Kids will offer Parents can manually choose which channels will be available so that your children can see them from the application. This tool, however, will arrive in the coming months.
Finally, YouTube points out that, although it has always been possible to deactivate the search within the application, as of now, deactivating this option will limit the YouTube Kids experience to the verified and selected channels by the team of moderators.
All these features will be available in a new YouTube Kids application that will soon reach the main mobile platforms . However, all those parents who wish to continue using the current version, may still do so without major problem, although they are encouraged to report all those videos that should not be on a platform created for children.
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