The launch of YouTube Kids in 2015 gave lots of parents peace of mind when it came to their kids using the video streaming app.
But while the platform might be a more kid-friendly version of the original, it’s just as easy for kids to get sucked into their screens, watching video after video.
If you’re a parent worried about your kids spending too much time scrolling through videos, YouTube Kids offers a simple solution: screen time limits.
Setting screen limits can be a great way for your kids to digest just the right amount of fun content, and these limits are super easy to set up.
How to set screen limits on YouTube Kids
Does the regular version of YouTube have a time limit setting?
No. YouTube has yet to follow Instagram‘s and TikTok’s protocol and build a screen limit option into its settings. Until YouTube does, you can set a YouTube screen limit by using your Android or iPhone’s settings.
What is YouTube Kids?
Launched in 2015, YouTube Kids is an app designed specifically for kids. It has a smaller content collection than the regular app and everything that is displayed in the app has gone through a vetting process that deems it “kid-appropriate.” YouTube Kids also has a slew of parental features, such as screen limitation, and is ideally for preschool aged kids to early tweens. Like the original, the app is completely free, but to get more out of parent controls, make sure you’ve signed in to a parent account.
Is YouTube Kids available on a Kindle Fire Tablet?
Yes, the YouTube Kids app is available for Fire Tablets, iOS and Android devices, and select smart TVs. Note, however, that it’s not yet available on Roku.