YouTube is home to tons and tons of great videos, and a lot of them are useful or
instructional for children to watch. It has everything from science videos to
documentaries for kids to humorous skits to early learning shows. While this can be a great way to introduce a new subject to your children, what happens when the video is over and they start looking for other things to watch on their own?
With over 100 hours of videos uploaded to YouTube every minute, it’s likely they could watch something that’s not suitable. After all, it’s not all funny cat videos. That’s why it’s a good idea to utilize YouTube’s parental controls. It’s already built in and does a decent job at providing a first line of defense against displaying inappropriate videos. Plus, it’s free. While there’s no guarantee that it can successfully ban all inappropriate videos, it does a good job of showing videos more suitable for kids.
In the following article, the author provides step-by-step instructions for:
1. Enabling YouTube parental controls on each browser and device
2. How to use the YouTube Kids app as an alternative for young children
3. How to use Google’s SafeSearch feature for searching for content both on
YouTube or in the entire World Wide Web.