YouTube Kids Stories June 19

YouTube in recent weeks has been besieged by various scandals and responded to some by strengthening hate speech rules. A new report today details one major change being discussed to better protect kids on the site.

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YouTube Kids Stories December 6, 2018

YouTube Kids now available in six more countries in Europe

YouTube Kids — the stripped down, child-friendly version of the world’s most popular video service — is now available in a further six European nations as of today. As YouTube Kids expands in Europe even further, it means that the service is now available in 49 countries globally.

YouTube Kids Stories October 22, 2018

Over the past year, YouTube Kids introduced human-curated channels and allowed parents to whitelist videos after some failings with the algorithm. The service is now coming to Smart Displays, Google Home, and Cast-connected televisions.

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YouTube Kids Stories September 13, 2018

In light of YouTube’s algorithmic approach to finding appropriate videos for kids failing, the Google division turned to human curation in April. YouTube Kids is now launching the ability for parents to pre-approve every video and channel available their child, while adding a new experience geared towards older kids.

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YouTube Kids Stories April 25, 2018

YouTube Kids is a dedicated app from the video network that aims to provide a child friendly experience. Unfortunately, those algorithms charged with policing content have occasionally failed, with Google now launching a more heavily curated section of the app that only displays human-approved videos.

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YouTube Kids Stories April 7, 2018

Upcoming YouTube Kids version may ditch recommendation algorithms for whitelisted, handpicked content

There’s a vast amount of information on YouTube, ranging from tutorials to reviews to funny pranks and all the way down to content produced for kids. There’s something for everyone, but when you hand a 5-year-old child the keys to all of that, they might stumble on something they shouldn’t. That’s why YouTube Kids was introduced a while back, but the algorithms in that app haven’t proved as successful as the company intended. Now, it seems that YouTube is rethinking its approach.

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