YouTube is all set to launch a separate internet site for kids after the Google-owned provider was criticized and investigated for showing inappropriate videos to kids on its primary site.
The new site, an online version of the YouTube Kids mobile app, will go live later this week, in accordance to a assertion posted Wednesday via the company.
In addition, YouTube Kids is gaining a new filter, which will enable mother and father to set the content to being preschooler-appropriate.
YouTube also stated its Kids app and internet site will get new categories for different ages. Preschool will be for youth who are four years old and younger. “Younger” is for ages five to seven and “Older” is for those between the a while of eight and 12.
Previously, parents would have to download the YouTube Kids app to a cellular device in order to get entry to the filtered model of YouTube.
YouTube has been criticized for letting inappropriate, misleading and now and again violent movies unfold on its service. For years, executives had been unable or unwilling to tackle the hassle as they pursued aggressive viewer “engagement” targets, Bloomberg News has reported.
YouTube says the new ride will be live “later this week.”