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YouTube Kids adds a whitelisting parental control feature, plus a new experience for tweens

YouTube Kids’ latest update is giving parents more control over what their kids watch. Following a change earlier this year that allowed parents to limit viewing options to human-reviewed channe

Over 20 advocacy groups complain to FTC that YouTube is violating children’s privacy law

A coalition of over 20 child advocacy, consumer and privacy groups filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission asking it to investigate and sanction YouTube for violation of federal child

YouTube is reportedly introducing your kids to conspiracy theories, too

In a recent appearance by YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki at the South by Southwest Festival, she suggested that YouTube is countering the conspiracy-related videos that have been spreading like wildfire o

Following controversies over kids’ content, YouTube makes several YouTube Red family shows free

Amid controversies over how YouTube has been handling content aimed at children on its network, YouTube is making a number of its previously subscription-only YouTube Red shows available on its YouTub

YouTube promises to increase content moderation and other enforcement staff to 10K in 2018

Now that its bottom line is being affected, YouTube says it will begin to take additional steps to protect its advertisers and creators from inappropriate content on its network. In a blog post author

Jellies is a kid-friendly, parent-approved alternative to YouTube Kids

As YouTube reels from a series of scandals related to its lack of policing around inappropriate content aimed at children, obscene comments on videos of children, horrifying search suggestions, and mo

YouTube tightens rules on kid-related content

YouTube, that strange stew of the best and worst content on the web, is cracking down on abuse and error relating to kid-focused video. Jokers and questionably ethical creators who targeted kids or us

YouTube terminates exploitive ‘kids’ channel ToyFreaks, says it’s tightening its child endangerment policies

Following consumer outrage over YouTube’s handling of disturbing videos aimed at children on its network, the company has now banned one of the more controversial kid channels it hosted, Toy Fre

I watched 1,000 hours of YouTube Kids’ content and this is what happened…

What do you get if you endlessly recombine Spiderman and the Joker with Elsa from Frozen and lashings of product placement for junk food brands like McDonalds?

YouTube implements new policy to flag inappropriate videos targeted at children

A New York Times piece and a subsequent Medium post this week highlighted an ongoing problem with YouTube Kids -- bizarre and disturbing videos aimed at young children using key words and popular chil

YouTube Kids update gives kids their own profiles, expands controls

YouTube Kids, the kid-friendly, more filtered version of YouTube first introduced in 2015, is getting a notable upgrade. The updated app is adding several new features designed to reflect the app's no

YouTube’s app is dominating mobile video by monthly users, time spent

Americans spent nearly a billion hours watching YouTube videos on Android this past July, according to new data released today by App Annie. That’s the largest amount of time spent in any one st

YouTube Kids comes to smart TVs

YouTube Kids, the application offering a filtered version of YouTube that's more kid-friendly, is now natively available on the big screen for the first time, Google announced today. Previously a mobi

YouTube Kids gets its own original shows

YouTube Kids, the app offering a curated selection of age-appropriate videos sourced from YouTube, is launching its own original programming, the company announced today. The four new shows are a par

FTC complaint alleges Google, Disney & others profit from deceptive ads aimed at kids

Consumer watchdog groups, CCFC, Public Citizen, and the Center for Digital Democracy, are again targeting the deceptive advertising practices of “influencer marketing” in a new complaint 

YouTube Kids rolls out an ad-free option

YouTube Kids, the child-friendly version of YouTube’s service that launched last year and faced criticism for the way it handled advertisements, has today launched a version of the service th

YouTube Kids Faces Further FTC Complaints Related To Junk Food Ads Targeting Young Children

Consumer watchdog groups announced today they've filed additional complaints with the FTC over the advertising content in the YouTube Kids application. The complains this time focus on how the app all

Senator Nelson Tells Google To Do More To Control Content In YouTube Kids App

The ongoing concerns surrounding the YouTube Kids application - including its inability to completely filter out inappropriate content, as well as the way it blends content and commercial advertising

Consumer Watchdog Groups Complain Updated YouTube Kids App Still Exposes Children To Deceptive Ads

YouTube announced changes to its kid-friendly YouTube Kids mobile application this week designed to better educate parents on how the app works and the protections it offers, following a number of com

YouTube Addresses Complaints About Inappropriate Content In Updated YouTube Kids App

When YouTube first launched its dedicated "Kids" app earlier this year, parents welcomed the opportunity to be able to keep their children away from the more adult content found on the larger YouTube
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