YouTube has a major base all around the world with more than half of the population currently hooked to one of the most popular video streaming sites of all time. However, the company is now looking to move ahead by introducing more new offerings - this time targeting the young crowd that's below 10 years.
According to reports, Internet giant Google is building a version of YouTube just for kids under 10 years. YouTube has even discussed the matter with video producers with an aim to create child-oriented content for the online video platform.
The goal here is to offer a site that parents can trust on without spending time on finding out what the child is watching. The offering will be free from both videos and comments that many adults would prefer children not see.
"Parents could, for example, access a special app on a device or TV that includes only kid-safe videos. The product isn't anywhere close to being launched, however, and how exactly it will work can is still very much up in the air," TNW writes in its report.
As of now, YouTube already has a "safety" mode for sorting out inappropriate content, alongside YouTube EDU, a specific version made for schools that only contains educational videos. However, although refined, both the offering still contain advertising that can sometimes create questionable problems.
As reports suggest, YouTube for kids is still in development and details are yet to be mentioned on how it will work out. The most obvious thing that can happen here is that the usual ads on the video platform are removed or replaced with more child-friendly content.