YouTube launches kid friendly app
Google, or Alphabet or whatever they're called now, have launched a kid-friendly version of YouTube in the UK and Ireland, to save little Terry or Gladys from looking at dodgy stuff like bums and street-fights.
YouTube Kids is designed with 3 to 8-year-olds in mind, and it'll focus on children's television shows, nursery rhymes and things that are educational. We're still hoping illuminati crackpots will flood the comments with their theories.
Basically, this is an app that applies a filter on YouTube's vast cache of videos. Things with swearing, violence or 'suggestive' content, will be wiped out in favour of cuddly animals and overly enthusiastic adults in dungarees.
This of course, is a reaction to how much parents are sitting their kids down with tablets and phones, rather than the TV. Very handy when you're having a pub lunch and little Natasha is playing up while you're trying to eat some oven chips from a bit of slate.
Now, YouTube Kids will still show adverts, but certain ones will be banned from the app, so you won't have to worry about your child asking for a Bulmers or whatever. You don't have to log-in to use the app either, so if you're concerned about your offspring being targeted by ads, you can rest easy. Ish.
Parents can also set timers, which locks the app after a certain amount of time, if you're worried about your children going square-eyed.