Today in Karachi, February 7, 2023, there is no denying that our lives are becoming more and more reliant on the time we spend online, from how we stay in touch with loved ones to where we learn and find enjoyment. Because a lot of that occurs right here on YouTube, it is our mission to invest in the tools, features, and solutions that will make the online activity safer for users of all ages.
Here is the most recent YouTube management advice in honor of Safer Internet Day, covering anything from controls and family-friendly resources to mindfulness modifications and data privacy measures.
1. Use digital well-being tools to help you be more careful of how you spend your online time.
We’ve launched a number of tools over the past several years to help you manage your time on YouTube, such as sleep reminders, time viewed counters, and controls to customize autoplay settings since we’re all striving to be more mindful of how we spend our time online. A good reminder to check your settings and make sure they still work for you is Safer Internet Day.
2. Regularly review and manage your data.
Regularly reviewing your YouTube data provides you more control over your viewing experience and contributes to privacy protection. Through the “Your Data in YouTube” tab, YouTube makes it simple for you to view your data. An overview of your content and activity data may be found there, along with settings and controls for managing your data and details on how it’s used to enhance your YouTube experience.
You can check your watch and search histories to help YouTube and other Google services provide you with more relevant recommendations. You can also peruse or remove your YouTube activity, including comments you’ve made on videos and channels you’ve subscribed to.
3. Extend child and adolescent protections by logging into YouTube Kids and YouTube on compatible devices.
Every family has a unique connection with media and technology. We provide options for parents and other carers to help them choose what is best for their children, and we are also investing in new strategies to make these experiences better. A fast tip to make YouTube operate better for families is to sign in to YouTube Kids and YouTube on compatible devices. This is why:
• YouTube Kids allows logged-in parents the power to tailor the experience to their young children’s unique requirements. They may create a profile with unique settings for each child, restrict or approve particular channels and videos, and even choose to share YouTube material with their kids directly through YouTube Kids.
• Families with tweens who own their own smartphones or who desire their own accounts might benefit from our supervised YouTube experience. The support for these supervised accounts has been expanded over the past year to allow tweens to log in on gaming consoles, smart TVs, the YouTube Music app, and other devices. This enables us to honor a parent’s selection of content settings across all home devices that their tween uses to consume content.
4. Use our dedicated YouTube Kids playlist to engage with kids and learn about online safety.
The safety and long-term success of today’s children depend on continual education because they will utilize technology for the rest of their lives. You may see the “Build a Safer Internet” playlist when you open the YouTube Kids app because we just published it today. The playlist will include songs that promote the appropriate, healthy, and safe use of technology by families. These movies are designed to assist parents and their families in navigating the digital world. They include kid-friendly online safety guidelines, songs, and tools to talk about responsible screen use.