Parents with kids can now use the YouTube Parental Controls app to control their kids’ access to the video site.
The app allows parents to restrict access to certain videos, such as those from their kids or those from non-parents.
They can also decide whether their kids will be allowed to access YouTube’s video sharing services, such for streaming.
In addition, parents can disable their kids from watching certain videos or from viewing certain parts of their own videos.
For example, parents with kids with autism can block or limit access to videos they see or views that are critical of autism or related issues, and they can also block access to specific videos on YouTube, such those that feature content critical of parents’ faith or faith-based parenting practices.
Parents can also control whether the apps auto-play videos on their kids, which is helpful for children with a limited video library.
Parents are also able to block or restrict the amount of time kids can spend on YouTube in general, and whether their child can access certain videos.
The company said it plans to roll out more parental controls in the coming months.