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YouTube Kids 'a Vapid Wasteland', Say US Lawmakers

A US government committee has described YouTube Kids as a "wasteland of vapid, consumerist content." From a report: In a letter to YouTube chief executive Susan Wojcicki, the US sub-committee on economic and consumer policy said the platform was full of "inappropriate... highly commercial content". Google launched YouTube Kids in 2015 as a safe place for children to view appropriate content. YouTube said it had worked hard to provide "enriching content for kids." Read more of this story ...
Tags: Google, Youtube, US, Tech, Susan Wojcicki, Youtube Kids


Lawmakers investigate YouTube Kids, say it's a 'wasteland of vapid' content

A House subcommittee is investigating YouTube Kids, saying the Google-owned video service feeds children inappropriate material in "a wasteland of vapid, consumerist content" so it can serve them ads.
Tags: Google, House, Youtube Kids


What Parents Should Know About YouTube's New Parental Controls for Teens

Pre-teens and teenagers have been in a strange YouTube void as parents tried to navigate how their kids might safely but realistically use the site. The options, up until now, have essentially been to keep them locked down on the YouTube Kids app, which is (rightfully so) rather restrictive—or set them loose in the…Read more...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Software, Websites, Lifehacks, Youtube Kids, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet


Facebook is building an instagram app for kids under 13, led by the former head of YouTube Kids

The log of the Instagram app on a smartphone. Photothek/Getty Images Facebook is building an Instagram app for kids under 13, BuzzFeed News reported Thursday. The project will be led by Pavni Diwanji, who previously led YouTube's kid-focused products. Facebook has faced backlash over the safety and mental health impacts of such products. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook-owned Instagram is planning to build a version of its app targeted specifically toward child...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Harassment, UK, Instagram, Privacy, Youtube, US, Trends, Digital Privacy, Facebook Messenger, Cyberbullying, Child Sex Abuse, Youtube Kids, Ftc


YouTube to launch parental control features for families with tweens and teens

YouTube announced this morning it will soon introduce a new experience designed for teens and tweens who are now too old for the schoolager-focused YouTube Kids app, but who may not be ready to explore all of YouTube. The company says it’s preparing to launch a beta test of new features that will give parents the ability to grant kids more limited access to YouTube through a “supervised” Google Account. This setup will restrict what tweens and teens can watch on the platform, as well as what the...
Tags: Google, Social, Apps, Family, Video, Kids, Families, Media, Parents, Youtube, Tech, Brazil, Machine Learning, Parental Controls, Youtube Kids, Video Hosting


YouTube New ‘Supervised’ Mode Will Let Parents Restrict Older Kids’ Video Viewing

YouTube is launching a PG version of the internet’s biggest video service. A new “supervised” YouTube account option, rolling out over the next few months, is aimed at parents who feel their tweens or teens have outgrown the walled-garden confines of the YouTube Kids app — but aren’t yet ready for the weird, wide world […]
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YouTube to expand Shorts to the U.S., add 4K and DVR to YouTube TV, launch in-video shopping and more in 2021

YouTube has a host of big product updates coming this year, and it just detailed a lot of them in a blog post from Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan. Google’s streaming video site plans to expand its TikTok-esque Shorts mobile video creation and consumption tool to the U.S. (it’s currently in beta in India), make YouTube TV a more full-featured in-home cable alternative, add customization and control options to YouTube Kids and more. Many of the product updates detailed by Mohan are expansions of...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Video, Youtube, India, Social Media, Software, United States, Virtual Reality, Streaming Video, Youtube Kids, World Wide Web, Video Hosting, Youtube Music


YouTube to expand Shorts to the U.S., add 4K and offline DVR to YouTube TV, launch in-video shopping and more in 2021

YouTube has a host of big product updates coming this year, and it just detailed a lot of them in a blog post from Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan. Google’s streaming video site plans to expand its TikTok-esque Shorts mobile video creation and consumption tool to the U.S. (it’s currently in beta in India), make YouTube TV a more full-featured in-home cable alternative, add customization and control options to YouTube Kids and more. Many of the product updates detailed by Mohan are expansions of...
Tags: Google, TC, Ecommerce, Video, Youtube, India, Social Media, Tech, Software, United States, Virtual Reality, Streaming Video, Youtube Kids, World Wide Web, Video Hosting, Youtube Music


15-year-old Pennsylvania teen pens a peppy yet sad ode to 2020

Wallis Schriver is a 15-year-old from Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania. She, accompanied by her dad, wrote a song, "Lonely Christmas," to try and encapsulate her feelings about 2020, COVID-19, and a socially-isolated holiday season. Posted to YouTube a few weeks ago, the song is blowing up. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Pennsylvania, Christmas Songs, Youtube Kids, Pop Music, COVID-19, Wallis Schriver, Meadowbrook Pennsylvania


McDonald's and M&M's are among fast food, candy brands spending $1.8 billion advertising to kids, increasingly via child influencers

McDonald's food items. Scott Olson/Getty Images Popular child influencers are generating millions of impressions for fast food and candy brands in YouTube videos targeted at kids, a report in the Pediatrics journal has found. Videos of children playing with McDonald's toys and pretending to work at drive-thrus could potentially reach millions of viewers, which "may increase poor dietary behaviors," researchers from New York University, who worked on the study, said. Hershey's, Kinder, ...
Tags: Food, UK, Media, Obesity, Youtube, Trends, Research, Fast Food, Retail, Mcdonald's, Coca Cola, Youtube Kids, Ftc, Taco Bell, Forbes, Influencers


11 tips for juggling kids and working from home as the pandemic continues

It helps to split up your day into segments to focus on one task at a time. kohei_hara/Getty Images With no end in sight for the pandemic, parents won't be able to rely on short-term survival tactics to balance work and childcare.  Splitting up your day into short segments and designating specific time slots for parenting or work can help you manage various duties without getting overwhelmed.  Remember, you're not alone — every parent is struggling right now, so focus on what you can accom...
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YouTube hit with UK class action style suit seeking $3BN+ for ‘unlawful’ use of kids’ data

Another class action style lawsuit has been lodged against a tech giant in the UK alleging violations of privacy and seeking major damages. The latest representative action, filed against Google-owned YouTube, accuses the platform of routinely breaking UK and European data protection laws by unlawfully targeting up to five million under-13-year-olds with addictive programming and harvests their data for advertisers. UK and EU law contain specific protections for children’s data, limiting the age...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, New York, Youtube, US, Tech, Eu, Hasbro, Youtube Kids, Ftc, Mattel, McCann, Hausfeld, Duncan McCann


Explore Kids Space: A way to nurture your kid's curiosity

Parents have told us that they’re constantly wrestling with the role of technology in their children’s lives, and this is especially true for the many families who are spending more time at home. But kids are natural explorers and when they have access to great content, it can be a magical experience--they can read up on their favorite dinosaur, watch videos on how to bake a treat or discover new hobbies.Family Link was created and built into our core products to give parents the tools they need...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Families, Lenovo, Youtube Kids, Mindy Brooks


Google launches Google Kids Space, a ‘kids mode’ feature for Android, initially on Lenovo tablets

Streaming services have built-in kids’ profiles, so why not devices? Google today is responding to parents’ demand for a better way for their children to interact with technology with the launch of the new “Google Kids Space,” a dedicated kids mode on Android tablets which will aggregate apps, books, and videos for kids to enjoy and learn from. The feature will launch first on the Lenovo Smart Tab M10 HD Gen 2, but Google aims to bring Kids Space to more devices in time. The concept is somewhat ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Android, Startups, TC, Kids, Families, Parents, Children, Lenovo, Youtube Kids


Get ready for the school year with Google

I've always loved the start of a new school year. There's something magical about watching my kids reach new milestones, tackle new assignments and surprise me with their newfound interests and passions. While heading back to school won’t be the same this year, Google is helping families like mine stay on track with new features like Family Bell, communicate better with targeted broadcast messages and make learning from home a little more fun. Keep your family on track and organized ...
Tags: Google, India, Youtube Kids, Google Nest, Smart Displays, Lilian Rincon, Google Assistant, Google Home, Nest Hub Max, COVID-19, Family Bell, U S Canada U K Australia


YouTube Kids app is now available on Amazon Fire TV

YouTube Kids, the family-friendly version of YouTube with built-in parental controls and a curated selection of kids content, is now available on Amazon’s Fire TV. The app’s arrival comes after Google and Amazon came to a mutually beneficial agreement that also allowed YouTube to launch on Fire TV last year and Amazon’s Prime Video to make its way to Chromecast and Android TV. The agreement was meant to soon see the additions of other YouTube apps, including YouTube TV and YouTube Kids, on the F...
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14 investors and VC firms funding innovative startups built around YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok creators and the influencer industry

As the influencer industry has grown, with new creator-led startups and content production companies emerging, so has the need for capital from investors.  Business Insider is recognizing 14 venture capital and investment players who are fueling startups that are shaping the creator economy. These investors are innovating and driving growth in the industry in 2020.  Send your influencer industry tips to the authors at [email protected] and [email protected] Subscribe to...
Tags: Apple, Google, Twitter, New York, London, Youtube, Stanford, Singapore, Disney, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Zynga, Venture Capital, Ibm


14 investors and VC firms funding the most innovative startups built around YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok creators

As the influencer industry has grown, with new creator-led startups and content production companies emerging, so has the need for capital from investors.  Business Insider is recognizing 14 venture capital and investment players who are fueling startups that are shaping the creator economy. These investors are innovating and driving growth in the industry in 2020.  Send your influencer industry tips to the authors at [email protected] and [email protected] Subscribe to...
Tags: Apple, Google, Twitter, New York, London, Youtube, Stanford, Singapore, Disney, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Zynga, Venture Capital, Ibm


14 investors and VC firms pushing the influencer industry forward by funding innovative startups and creator-owned businesses

As the influencer industry has grown, with new creator-led startups and content production companies emerging, so has the need for capital from investors.  Business Insider is recognizing 14 venture capital and investment players who are fueling startups that are shaping the creator economy. These investors are innovating and driving growth in the industry in 2020.  Send your influencer industry tips to the authors at [email protected] and [email protected] Subscribe to...
Tags: Apple, Google, Twitter, New York, London, Youtube, Stanford, Singapore, Disney, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Zynga, Venture Capital, Ibm


Kids now spend nearly as much time watching TikTok as YouTube in US, UK and Spain

A new study on kids’ app usage and habits indicates a major threat to YouTube’s dominance, as kids now split their time between Google’s online video platform and other apps, like TikTok, Netflix and mobile games like Roblox. Kids ages four to 15 now spend an average of 85 minutes per day watching YouTube videos, compared with 80 minutes per day spent on TikTok. The latter app also drove growth in kids’ social app use by 100% in 2019 and 200% in 2020, the report found. The data in the annual rep...
Tags: Google, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Family, Video, Games, Kids, Instagram, Parents, Youtube, Time, Trends, Tech, Spain, Netflix


Kids now spend nearly as much time watching TikTok as YouTube in U.S., U.K. and Spain

A new study on kids’ app usage and habits indicates a major threat to YouTube’s dominance, as kids now split their time between Google’s online video platform and other apps, like TikTok, Netflix, and mobile games like Roblox. Kids ages 4 to 15 now spend an average of 85 minutes per day watching YouTube videos, compared with 80 minutes per day spent on TikTok. The latter app also drove growth in kids’ social app use by 100% in 2019 and 200% in 2020, the report found. The data in the annual repor...
Tags: Google, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Family, Video, Games, Kids, Instagram, Parents, Youtube, Time, Trends, Tech, Spain, Netflix


Online resources for kids and families during COVID-19

As families continue to face the new realities of juggling work, school, and play at home, online tools can make the adjustment a bit smoother. We’re all spending more of our time on our devices, and Google has many products and programs to help families create healthy digital habits and help them stay safe online. From internet safety resources to parental controls, our products help families find and manage quality content and apps, tools for distance learning and virtual field trips. And behi...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Families, Chromebook, Youtube Kids, Safety And Security, Interland, Google Arts Culture, COVID-19, Kristie CanegalloMark Risher, YouTube Learn at Home, Indoor Activities YouTube Kids, EVAC


Daily Crunch: HBO Max launches in the US

WarnerMedia unveils its new streaming service, Donald Trump is mad at Twitter and GE Lighting has a new owner. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 27, 2020. 1. HBO Max launches today, here’s what you need to know At $14.99 per month, the service — initially available to subscribers in the United States — is more expensive than competing offerings like Netflix and Disney+. But from another angle, it’s still a pretty sweet deal, since you’re getting HBO, plus a whole bunch of extra content, f...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hbo, Ge, Media, Entertainment, India, Disney, US, Tech, Netflix, United States, Donald Trump, General Electric, Youtube Kids, Social Media Platforms


YouTube Kids Now Available on Apple TV

The popular YouTube Kids app is now available on Apple TV, making it easier to access the platform's kid-friendly video content on bigger screens. YouTube Kids uses a combination of automated filters, human review, and parent feedback to offer a safer environment for kids to watch videos. Parental controls offer additional customization, from allowing only parent-approved collections to be viewed and age-level ratings, to screen time limitations and video/channel blocking. Even with the filt...
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YouTube Kids app is now available for Apple TV

YouTube Kids, the video platform’s version of its service that lets families set age categories, viewing timers and other controls, is now available on Apple TV. Country availability is listed here, with more to be added later. YouTube says that safety controls still need to be set through the mobile version of the app. YouTube Kids is meant to give children a safer alternative to YouTube, where even Restricted Mode can let through violent content and other things parents and caretakers don’t...
Tags: Apple, TC, Apps, Video, Children, Entertainment, Youtube, Tech, Apple TV, Streaming, Federal Trade Commission, Youtube Kids, Ftc, YouTube Kids Videos on YouTube Kids


Alphabet’s Q1 2020 earnings call

Note: These are Sundar Pichai's full remarks from today's Alphabet Q1 2020 earnings call. See below for an email to employees Sundar sent following the call. When I last spoke with you in early February, no one could have imagined how much the world would change, and how suddenly.Our thoughts are with everyone who has been impacted by COVID-19, especially those who’ve lost loved ones or their livelihoods. It’s a challenging moment for the world. Through it all, we’re incredibly grateful for all ...
Tags: Apple, Google, New York, Australia, California, Youtube, Virginia, Netflix, Canada, Vodafone, Chromebooks, Sundar Pichai, Youtube Kids, Alphabet, Andrea Bocelli, Ruth


Kids’ Apps Are Surging in Popularity During Quarantine, but Many Have Rocky Records on Privacy

These days, Chris Mohney, editor of food website Zagat Stories, knows that his kids are spending more time in front of a screen than usual, watching videos on YouTube Kids and playing games. While he and his wife, a partner at a law firm, are both working from their home in Westchester County, N.Y., their...
Tags: Advertising, Magazine, Youtube Kids, Westchester County, Publishers & Platforms, Coronavirus, Chris Mohney


Kids in Quarantine Are Flocking to New Apps, Many of Which Have a Rocky Record on Privacy

These days, Chris Mohney, editor of food website Zagat Stories, knows that his kids are spending more time in front of a screen than usual, watching videos on YouTube Kids and playing games. While he and his wife, a partner at a law firm, are both working from their home in Westchester County, N.Y., their...
Tags: Advertising, Magazine, Youtube Kids, Westchester County, Publishers & Platforms, Coronavirus, Chris Mohney


Family-friendly Spotify Kids app launches in the U.S., Canada and France

Last fall, Spotify debuted a standalone Kids application, aimed at bringing kid-friendly music and stories to Spotify Premium Family subscribers, initially in Ireland. Today, that app is being made available broadly in the U.S. Canada and France, the company announced on Tuesday. The Kids app is still considered a “beta” as it arrives in these new markets, Spotify says. However, it’s been expanded with more songs, stories and other content since the original beta tests began. The app is largely ...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Media, Abc, France, Tech, Canada, Ireland, Brazil, Party, Youtube Kids, Disney Music Group, Alex Norstrom, Spotify Premium Family, Pinkfong


YouTube Kids expands launching in 11 more countries

YouTube Kids app quietly updates, making it available in: Bolivia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay Introduced in 2015, YouTube Kids is the go to place for children online, with extra protection over the main YouTube site. With curated child-friendly content, parental controls and no collection of personal data. YouTube is clearly trying to push all users under 13 away from the main platform and towards Y...
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