Across the globe today, YouTube is the number one search engine of choice for young people. There are a lot of amazing videos on there, but also a vast number that are unsuitable for children under 13. It has come to our attention that some parents are unaware of YouTube Kids. In their words: “YouTube Kids gives your family an easy way to watch their favourite shows, or explore anything that captures their imagination. It’s free, simple to use, and full of family-friendly videos.”
You can find out more at kids.youtube.com or download the apps directly from Google Play or the Apple App Store. YouTube Kids is a favourite in my household because our children can watch Dinosaur Train and Equestria Girls videos without me worrying what other suggested videos the terms ‘dinosaur’ and ‘girls’ might throw up if they were using the main YouTube app.
It should be remembered that no website or app is 100% safe and so supervision is still advised.
Although we don’t recommend computer hardware and software as such, you can find out what we use at school on our Software/Hardware page: www.holytrinityhalstead.com/downloads
Computing Teacher & Subject Leader