YouTube gives parents more control over its Kids app

YouTube gives parents more control over its Kids app

Beser said that the current version of the app will still be available for those who are content to use it, but that Google was continuing to "fine tune" its filters for the more open selection of content, encouraging parents to block and flag content they do not see as appropriate. Just go into Profile Settings, and select from available collections such as Sesame Workshop. "6.7 million were first flagged for review by machines rather than humans".

News stories range from the relatively benign - like Tuesday's hack that wiped out highly-viewed music videos like last year's hit "Despacito", to the more disturbing, like reports - also from Tuesday - that the platform was serving in-video ads linking to hardcore porn. For those parents who want even more control over the videos and channels in the YouTube Kids app, we're rolling out a feature later this year that will allow parents to specifically handpick every video and channel available to their child in the app. This means that the app will not serve video recommendations from other video channels as part of the YouTube Kids section.

But this doesn't always work very well as the computers can make mistakes, and inappropriate videos have repeatedly appeared on YouTube Kids.

Like everything else related to Google, YouTube uses algorithms and machine learning to automate the process of weeding out inappropriate content.

In a blog detailing the work it's doing to enforce its community guidelines, YouTube said the removed videos represented a "fraction of a percent of YouTube's total views" during the final three months of a year ago.

Landry wins first PGA event with Valero Texas Open victory
The Tour moves to Avondale, La., next week for the Zurich Classic, a two-player team event, at the TPC Louisiana. Andrew Landry held his nerve at the Valero Texas Open on Sunday to claim his first PGA Tour victory.

About 1.6 million videos were removed after users, activist organisations or governments flagged them. But, recently Youtube has taken an admirable step by removing harmful videos from the platform.

There's three main options that Google and YouTube are introducing for parents, starting with new collections by trusted partners. "This makes YouTube Kids better for everyone".

The company continues to change its rules to crack down on the issue, but creators are constantly looking for ways to trick the system.

The new features include "Collections" that will allow parents to choose only the channel collection and subjects they want their kids to view.

Related Articles

  • Legal experts divided on CJI impeachment

    Legal experts divided on CJI impeachment

    According to sources, Naidu held deliberations with a number of constitutional and legal experts, including Attorney General K.K. They include MPs from the Congress, the NCP, CPM, the CPI, the SP, the BSP and the Muslim League.
    In Iran-Israel Tension, Netanyahu Warns of 'Heavy Price'

    In Iran-Israel Tension, Netanyahu Warns of 'Heavy Price'

    When your civilians and military forces escape, you'll have no way but to the sea". IDF fighters and the security branches are ready for any development.
    Rubio's triple-double leads Jazz to playoff win

    Rubio's triple-double leads Jazz to playoff win

    And they know their pathway to a win has to be through Westbrook. "I could play 10 hours straight when I was a kid", Adams says. Westbrook is a veteran of 90 playoff games and has a career postseason scoring average of 25.1 points.
  • 'Very good chance' of a US-China trade deal

    'Very good chance' of a US-China trade deal

    Among 18 bilateral meetings with his counterparts this week, Mnuchin said he had met with Chinese central bank chief Yi Gang. The president specified no distinct goals for the delegation, but he said the trip was being organized at Beijing's request.
    Amid Protests, Armenia's Prime Minister And Former President Will Resign

    Amid Protests, Armenia's Prime Minister And Former President Will Resign

    During hastily organized and televised negotiations , Pashinyan said that the protesters' main demand was Sargsyan's resignation. In 2008, following reports of widespread electoral fraud, sit-in protests formed in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia .
    CHTA Earth Day message from president Karolin Troubetzkoy

    CHTA Earth Day message from president Karolin Troubetzkoy

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2018 Earth Day marked on April 22, has the theme " End Plastic Pollution ". The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers.
  • Lloyds Bank just misses forecasts with £1.6 billion first quarter profit

    Lloyds Bank just misses forecasts with £1.6 billion first quarter profit

    The stock showed monthly performance of N/A. (NYSE: LYG ) has 2 ratings reports on April 24, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence. YTD calculations are commonly used by investors and analysts in the assessment of portfolio performance due to their simplicity.
    Spotify's new redesign features on-demand playlists for free users

    Spotify's new redesign features on-demand playlists for free users

    It meant that you could listen to music for free, but you had to listen to it in the randomised order Spotify Free said you could. The company also recently redesigned its app, so now, free users can enjoy a new visual look and on-demand playlists.
    Liverpool's Salah wins PFA Player's Award

    Liverpool's Salah wins PFA Player's Award

    Obviously, with a season like that, there are discussions about where he stands in the pantheon of greatest ever Premier League players.
  • BMW unveils new electric iX3 concept

    BMW unveils new electric iX3 concept

    The operating area, poundage, packaging space, and flexibility come courtesy of the fresh introduction of new technologies too. BMW has made significant progress in powertrain development, culminating in the fifth-generation eDrive electric system.
    Global cues, index heavyweights lift equities; metals slump

    Global cues, index heavyweights lift equities; metals slump

    China's Shanghai Composite gained 2 percent and Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 1.3 percent while Japan's Nikkei rose 0.9 percent. Among sectoral sub-indices, pharma rallied the most at 1.5 per cent while metal lost nearly 0.80 per cent.
    ASUS made a sub-$200 smartphone to fight Xiaomi in India

    ASUS made a sub-$200 smartphone to fight Xiaomi in India

    We are certain that this Asus phone will finally fill the void left due to the limited availability of the Redmi Note 5 Pro . Answer: The Zenfone Max Pro M1 is powered by a massive 5,000 mAh non-removable battery which is said to offer 2 days backup.