YouTube Kids lets you limit the amount of time your child can spend watching videos. You might be concerned about how long your child spends on sites like YouTube Kids, but try to remember that it’s not about how long they’re on their screens, it’s about what they’re doing online. Reducing the time they spend on YouTube Kids might not prevent them from seeing something you don’t want them to. So remember to have regular conversations about how they’re using it and how they can stay safe.
YouTube Kids also includes adverts, which your child might see. YouTube pre-approves all paid for adverts but if you don’t want your child to see ads, you can pay for YouTube Premium, which is ad free. Visit YouTube to find out more about advertising on YouTube Kids.
Be aware that videos autoplay on YouTube Kids, meaning suggested videos automatically play after one video has ended, and there’s currently no way to switch this feature off. Make sure to regularly keep an eye on your child while they’re using it to make sure you’re both happy with what’s being watched. You can also find what videos your child has recently watched using the ‘Watch it again’ feature, which YouTube has advice on.