April 7, 2015

Google Hits Home Run With YouTube Kids

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YouTube Kids app-available on Google Play and the App Store




Dear Friends,                                                      


Google hit a home run this time with YouTube Kids.


Our 3 grandkids, Alex, Ava and Aiden are all YouTube lovers. Now, parents and grandparents alike can have peace of mind when our young ones are enjoying their favorite YouTube videos.


I am including some snippets from Google's Blog below to give you an overview of this great new service for kids. 


"YouTube Kids App

...The first Google product built from the ground up with little ones in mind.  The app makes it safer and easier for children to find videos on topics they want to explore, and is available for free on Google Play and the App Store in the U.S..."


"Bright and playful design

Your 4-year old may already be a swiping expert, but the app's design makes it even easier to find Pocoyo or the latest episode of Sesame Street's The Furchester Hotel...


"Family-focused content

... Now, parents can rest a little easier knowing that videos in the YouTube Kids app are narrowed down to content appropriate for kids, You can browse channels and playlists in four catergories: Shows, Music, Learning and Explore."


"Parental controls

We realize every family is different, so we've built options into the app that help you control the experience for your kids:

  • Timer: Let the app be the bad guy with a built-in timer that lets you limit kids' screen time. The app alerts your child when the session is over, so you don't have to. (You're welcome ;-))
  • Sound settings:  Sometimes you need a little peace and quiet! You have an option to turn off background music and sound effects, so your kids can keep watching while you catch a breather.
  • Search settings:  If you'd rather limit your children to just the pre-selected videos available on the home screen, you can turn off search.
  • Product feedback: Our goal is to improve YouTube Kids all the time, so we've included a space for you to give us your feedback.

YouTube Kids is available for free in the U.S. on Google Play and the App Store, and will soon be available on Kurio and nabi kids' tablets.


This is the first step toward reimagining YouTube for families, but with your help, the app will continue to get better over time,  We're excited to start this chapter with you-so from our family to yours, enjoy!"  Excerpted from Google's Blog.


We, at Enough Is Enough®, are here to help you protect your kids from dangers online and to better ensure your children enjoy a safe and rewarding online experience. 


For the sake of the children and families,

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Donna Rice Hughes
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Enough Is Enough®
Making the Internet safer for children and families