YouTube Kids Stories September 4

The Federal Trade Commission and New York Attorney General announced today that Google will pay $170 million over alleged children’s privacy violations on YouTube. In response, the video service will be implementing a number of changes related to kids.

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YouTube Kids Stories August 28

Despite some minor controversies, YouTube Kids has become a valuable tool for parents to help find content for their kids. Today, YouTube is announcing two big updates for the platform, with new age filters and a YouTube Kids experience for the web.

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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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