A video app made just for kids
YouTube Kids was created to give kids a more contained environment filled with family-friendly videos on all different topics, igniting your kids’ inner creativity and playfulness. Parents and caregivers can guide the journey as your kids discover new and exciting interests along the way. Learn more at youtube.com/kids
A safer online experience for kids
We work hard to keep the videos on YouTube Kids family-friendly and use a mix of automated filters built by our engineering teams, human review, and feedback from parents to protect our youngest users online. But no system is perfect and inappropriate videos can slip through, so we’re constantly working to improve our safeguards and offer more features to help parents create the right experience for their families.
Customize your child’s experience with Parental Controls
Limit screen time: Set a time limit for how long your kids can watch and help encourage their transition from watching to doing.
Keep up with what they watch: Simply check the watch it again page and you’ll always know what they’ve watched and the newest interests they’re exploring.
Blocking: Don’t like a video? Block the video or whole channel, and never see it again.
Flagging: You can always alert us to inappropriate content by flagging a video for review. Flagged videos are reviewed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Create individual experiences as unique as your kids
Create up to eight kid profiles, each with their own viewing preferences, video recommendations, and settings. Choose from “Approved Content Only” mode or select an age category that fits your child, “Preschool”, “Younger”, or “Older”.
Select the “Approved Content Only” mode if you want to handpick the videos, channels and/or collections that you’ve approved your child to watch. In this mode, kids won’t be able to search for videos. The “Preschool” Mode designed for kids 4 and under curates videos that promote creativity, playfulness, learning, and exploration. The “Younger” Mode allows kids 5-7 to explore their interests in a wide variety of topics including songs, cartoons, and crafts. While our “Older” Mode gives kids 8 and up the chance to search and explore additional content such as popular music and gaming videos for kids.
All kinds of videos for all kinds of kids
Our library is filled with family-friendly videos on all different topics, igniting your kids’ inner creativity and playfulness. It’s everything from their favorite shows and music to learning how to build a model volcano (or make slime ;-), and everything in between.
Other important information:
Parental setup is needed to ensure the best experience possible for your kid.
YouTube Kids contains paid ads in order to offer the app for free. Your kid may also see videos with commercial content from YouTube creators that are not paid ads.The Privacy Notice for Google Accounts managed with Family Link describes our privacy practices when your kid uses YouTube Kids with their Google Account. When your kid uses YouTube Kids without signing into their Google Account, the YouTube Kids Privacy Notice applies.
Bug fixes and stability improvements
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Use it daily
The kids and I love the app because we can look up kid friendly videos and learning channels. It makes for good entertainment during waits at the doctor’s office etc... I like that I can block videos that I don’t like, however I wish I could block categories such as “Halloween” and it block all videos with Halloween in the title. Unfortunately, I have not found such an option and my two year old will still stumble on Halloween videos that I do not want her watching. If you use this app, make sure you are sitting next to your children while they watch, the videos at the bottom of page are thrown up by the app and it will not even be related to what you are currently watching. Other than that, I like the different content categorized by each child’s age group, but don’t trust that completely.
Good, But Needs Better Monitoring
On the outside, the seems like a fine app for the preschooler/elementary crowd. And most of the time, it is. There are many educational and do-it-yourself videos that children can access. My younger brother lives watching his “Up on the Housetop” (a Christmas song) video. However, also at children’s fingertips are a few less age-appropriate videos. These might satisfy the teenager or tween of protective parents, but they aren’t the best for the target age.
Specifically, I recently found a clip of the “Bustopher Jones” scene from the musical Cats (you know, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical that stars people in tight costumes slinking around the stage pretending to be cats). Okay for the (jr) high school crowd, but not quite what most parents want their five-year-olds to watch.
Parents: you might want to preview videos you think your children would view.
Developers: please try to monitor this better! I’m not saying to study every video that comes in, just the ones that look a little off-key. Thanks!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback. We are committed to building YouTube Kids in a way that offers kids the content they want to watch, while also giving grown-ups the tools to customize the app as they see fit.
YouTube Kids has a robust set of tools that help parents customize the experience for their child. You can access all of these parental controls by clicking on the lock icon in the lower right-hand corner.
For complete control over what your kids are watching, select “Approved Content Only” under each kids' setting. With this mode, your kids will only be able to watch videos, channels or collections that you’ve selected and approved, and they will not be able to search for videos.
We work hard to exclude content that’s not suitable for kids, but we can’t manually review all videos and no automated system is perfect. If you find something inappropriate, you can block it, or report it for fast review. By working together we can make YouTube Kids a better experience for everyone.
My Second Review
First of all, I found your little secret.........THAT A ROBOT RESPONDS TO THE REVIEWS!!!!!! Sorry if you took that personally! No harm done! Anyway, just because I watch tv shows on there does not mean I like PEPPA PIG! I CAN’T EVEN FIND MY DAD’S CHANNEL TO SEE MY VIDEOS! A friend looked at it and came back and said that it had so many views! I can’t wait to see it!..........Wait.......I CAN’T! (SICK BURN) I gave it an even lower rating because I feel like this is meant for 5-. I’m 10 so.......yeah. (:)! Thank you for reading! If you have questions or concerns please let me know via response to this review! 🤗
P.S. I blocked the Happier music video (because my cat died😭). But about 2 months later, I saw it. Unblocked, not not there, I can see it. This bothered me a lot considering the fact that someone’s 4 year old is learning from not-for-kids content. The first time I watched the Happier vid, I nearly cried. Please fix this issue! If you don’t, I’m going to ask my parents to delete this app. Sorry again for the harsh (and sad) review!
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.