28.2.2021 | YouTube is rolling out new restricted accounts with parental supervision for teens and tweens
On Feb 24, YouTube has said it will roll out new accounts which will let tweens or young teens explore the video streaming service within boundaries set by their parents. Early version of this will be available within the coming months which will let parents use their Google accounts to provide their children with YouTube access that comes with a few customizable restrictions.
This was made in response to concerns about violence and other inappropriate content which may be viewed by minors on this video sharing platform. Mr James Beser – Kids and Family product management director at YouTube said “We are announcing a new choice for parents who have decided their tweens and teens are ready to explore YouTube with a supervised account.”
“An explore option for parental control settings will feature videos considered suitable for children ages nine and older such as tutorials, gaming videos, music clips, news and educational content.” A second setting will allow children to access videos deemed appropriate for people ages 13 and older and will include live streams.