Tips and tools for your family.

Here are tools and resources to help you guide your kids’ exploration of the digital world.

The YouTube Kids app has a set of parental controls for you to customize your kid’s individual experience.You can decide what content to make available for them to watch, set a timer to control screen time, block videos or channels, and more. Outside of our app, there are resources to help you talk openly with your kid, so you can work with them to make smart decisions online and to develop healthy digital habits.

The YouTube Kids app has a set of parental controls for you to customize your kid’s individual experience.You can decide what content to make available for them to watch, set a timer to control screen time, block videos or channels, and more. Outside of our app, there are resources to help you talk openly with your kid, so you can work with them to make smart decisions online and to develop healthy digital habits.

  • Create individual profiles as unique as your kids.

    Sign in and create up to eight kid profiles, each with its own content level selections, video recommendations and settings.

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  • Approve what your kids can watch.

    Want complete control over what your kids are watching? Select the “Approved Content Only” mode so that your kids are only able to watch videos, channels and/or collections that you’ve hand-picked and approved. In this mode, kids won’t be able to search for videos.

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  • Approve entire collections from our trusted partners.

    Our trusted partners and the YouTube Kids team offer “collections” of videos and channels grouped by topics, such as science and music. Selecting collections is an easy way to choose content to make available for your kids, when using the “Approved Content Only” mode.

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  • Select content levels based on your kid’s age

    Our systems select family-friendly content from the broader universe of videos on YouTube.

    The “Preschool” Mode designed for kids 4 and under curates videos that promote creativity, playfulness, learning, and exploration. The “Younger” Mode allows kids 5-7 to explore their interests in a wide variety of topics including songs, cartoons, and crafts. Finally, our “Older” Mode gives kids 8 and up the chance to search and explore additional content such as popular music and gaming videos for kids.

    We work hard to keep the videos on YouTube Kids family-friendly and use a mix of automated filters built by our engineering teams, human review, and feedback from parents to protect our youngest users online. But no system is perfect and inappropriate videos can slip through, so we’re constantly working to improve our safeguards and offer more features to help parents create the right experience for their families.

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  • Limit screen time.

    Set a time limit for how long your kids can watch and help encourage their transition from watching to doing.

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  • One easy way to block videos.

    Don’t like a video? Block the video or whole channel, and never see it again.

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  • Keep up with what they watch.

    Simply check your kids’ viewing history, and you’ll always know what they’ve watched and the newest interests they’re exploring.

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  • Make YouTube Kids free of paid ads.

    With a YouTube Premium membership, you can let your kids watch their favorite videos without paid advertisements and enable video downloading for when you're offline and on the go.

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  • Working together to keep them safe.

    You can always alert us to inappropriate content by flagging a video for review. Flagged videos are reviewed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Family resources to develop healthy digital habits

  • Digital Wellbeing

    Digital Wellbeing by Google is a set of tools and resources to help families develop healthy digital habits and find the right balance with technology. It’s everything from finding ways to engage with your kid’s interests, to setting ground rules, to teaching them to be confident online explorers.

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  • Family Link

    The Family Link app lets you set digital ground rules to help your kids as they learn, play, and explore online. You can set screen time limits and manage the content they can use.

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  • Be Internet Awesome

    Be Internet Awesome is a program from Google that helps kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world. The program includes a variety of free resources such as a family guide and pledge, tips, Interland - an adventure packed game about digital safety and citizenship for kids, and a robust curriculum for educators.

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