YouTube announced the launch of YouTube Kids in Arabic in 15 countries across the Middle East and North Africa. YouTube Kids makes it easier for families to find videos that children enjoy while offering parents easy to use tools to customise their family’s experience.
Created for children under 13 and with families in mind, YouTube Kids is a standalone app that hosts a range of content to help families support their children’s exploration and curiosity. Children can learn about new topics and be entertained through channels and playlists organized into categories including Learning & Hobbies, Arts & Crafts, YouTubers & Family Vloggers, Music & Dance, Toys & Play and more.
YouTube Kids offers a range of easy to use parental controls so that every family can have the experience that is right for them. Some of the helpful features are:
Individualised profiles: This allows parents to create separate profiles for their children. This means that children of different ages and interests will have a separate set of viewing preferences and recommendations.
Handpick Content: ‘Parent approved content’ mode allows parents to select individual videos and channels to make available for their child.
Turn off search: With Search off, your child can’t search for videos and is limited to videos from a set of channels.
Built-in timer: With its integrated timer, parents can easily limit the viewing time for their children. The application will notify the child once their session is over.
Block Channels or Content: Parents can choose to block specific channels or content with the click of a button.
Some of the region’s most-loved family content will also be available on YouTube Kids, like the Arabic version of Sesame Street, Ahlan Simsim or Emirati production Mansour, educational videos such as El Schoola and Learn with Zakariya, or nursery rhymes.
Tarek Abdalla, Google’s regional marketing director for the Middle East & North Africa, said “YouTube Kids helps every family nurture their children’s curiosity and interests, while offering a range of parental controls to tailor the experience based on their needs. Whether your children are 12-year-olds who enjoy arts and crafts or seven-year-olds who want to understand more about the solar system, YouTube Kids is a family-friendly space for watching & exploring”.
In the case where parents find a video that concerns them, they can easily report it, and help us to constantly improve the platform.
The YouTube Kids app is now available in Arabic and is also available in other languages including English and French on the Google Play Store and the App Store or on their browser via https://www.youtubekids.com/.
To download the app, visit:
Google Play Store: http://goo.gle/3vO4dLn
Apple App Store: http://goo.gle/3d05x5n