YouTube To Launch Parental Control Features For Teens To Join Its Main Site
The world’s largest video site YouTube announced that it will soon introduce a new experience designed for teens and tweens who are now too old for the schoolager-focused YouTube Kids app, but who may not be ready to explore all of YouTube.
Some parents have complained that YouTube’s Kids app is suitable for young children but too childish for kids between the age of 8 and 13. The new effort targets this age group.
YouTube will offer three safety settings, depending on a child’s age and parents’ discretion. The first tier is called Explore and will feature videos suitable for ages nine and up. Explore More includes a broader swath of videos appropriate for ages 13 and up. The final tier, called Most of YouTube, will include almost all videos on the platform except for age-restricted content.
“We will use a mix of user input, machine learning and human review to determine which videos are included,” James Beser, YouTube’s director of product management for kids and family, wrote in the blog post. “We know that our systems will make mistakes and will continue to evolve over time.”
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