YouTube Kids

App review by Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Solid parental controls help sort variable videos.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 90 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 197 reviews

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Reading Rainbow</em></a> and <em><a href=https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews/"/tv-reviews/sesame-street">Sesame Street</a> </em>help teach letter recognition and reading. Lots of non-educational content available, as well. Bottom line? YouTube Kids definitely has content that facilitates learning, but with so much to choose from, parents might have to specifically steer kids toward that content to make it happen.</p> ">
Mother Goose Club</a> and <a href=https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews/"/website-reviews/discover-the-forest">Discover the Forest</a>, or for fast food or junk food from Burger King, Coca-Cola, ConAgra Foods -- some look more like contests and entertainment than ads, making it hard for kids to know they're being marketed to). You can skip most after a few seconds. Videos featuring branded content aren't marked as advertising, are mixed in with other videos. Parents have reported seeing occasional ads with inappropriate content. Some videos are focused on products (e.g., backpacks, toy sets), often titled and filed under "Unbox It" (e.g., a video on the Brick Queen channel features unboxing of a <a href=https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews/"/tv-reviews/pokemon">Pokémon toy). Other branded content includes videos featuring Disney dolls, Hasbro products, and whole channels from brands such as McDonald's (with videos about Happy Meal toys). A <a href=https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews/"https://www.youtube.com/premium">YouTube Premium</a> subscription eliminates ads.</p> ">

Community Reviews

age 18+

I Hate YouTube Kids I Like Normal YouTube Better Than The Childish One

YouTube Kids Is The WORST App I’ve Ever Downloaded In My Life They Allow An Option Whether You Want To Have The Search Bar On Or Search Bar Off And Whenever I Search Something Like “Baby Looney Tunes Full Episodes” Or “Regular Show Full Episodes” They Don’t Give Me The Results They Just Show Me Random 2 Or 3 Minute Video Clips Instead Of Full Episodes Whenever I Search Something Childish Like “Spongebob Squarepants Full Episodes” Or “When Wedding Bells Thaw Adventure Time” They Ignore My Search Because Some Content Might Be Inappropriate For Children Under The Age Of 18 There’s LOTS And LOTS Of Advertisements That Your Children Can See On YouTube Kids One Day Advertisements Wouldn’t Stop Popping Up And I Saw Advertisements For MULTIPLE Brands Of Toys,TV Shows,Baby Products,Busniess,Cabel Channels,Fast Food,Junk Food,Fizzy Or Soft Drinks,Breakfast Places,Baby Food,Health Providers,Internet Providers,Airports,Pregnancy Testing,Weight Loss Pills,Covid-19 Testing Kits,Adult Cartoons And Adult Shows There’s Lots Of Violence,Nudity,Consumerism,Advertising,Swearing,Inappropriate Words,Bad Behavior,Throwing Up,Throwing Tantrums,Sex,Death AND So Much More Dangerous Material In This Childish Youtube Alternative Website I’d Rather Use The Regular YouTube Instead Of This Stupid Childish Website With Lots Of Stuff That I Don’t Want To See But The Normal YouTube Has Lots Of Suggestions In The Search Bar

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
2 people found this helpful.
age 18+

TRASH

I gave this to my 5yr old bro until I saw him watching fortnite, Sex, consumerism worst app ever! DELETE THIS APP RIGHT NOW!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.

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