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YouTube Kids relies on poor math skills to keep children safe

Jack Morse

YouTube Kids is here to protect all the children who can't do basic math. 

The current version of the kids app comes with a set of parental controls meant to ensure adults can both track what their children watch and set boundaries for age-appropriate content. The only problem is that the parental-control lock is easily bypassed. And yes, it's so easy even a kid could do it. 

YouTube has been accused of allowing disturbing content on its platform for years. Earlier this week, Google announced a new standalone YouTube Kids website and additional parental controls in an attempt to make its app more kid appropriate. Which, again, would be good if they weren't so easily defeated.  Read more...

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