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YouTube Kids will finally get its own website this week

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Four years after launching on iOS and Android, YouTube Kids is getting a web version.

Although Google has always insisted that the regular version of YouTube is not for children, it’s never offered a web version of the separate YouTube Kids app, which restricts content based on age and disables certain features such as commenting. That’s going to change this week, as Google has quietly revealed plans for a YouTube Kids website. YouTube is also tweaking the age groups for the Kids app, with different content for “Preschool” (ages 4 and under), “Younger” (for ages 5 to 7), and “Older” (for ages 8 to 12) kids. Previously, YouTube Kids had only two screening levels: 8 and under, and 9 to 12.

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Facebook’s latest warning: Messenger Kids flaw let children chat with strangers

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The app was supposed to serve as a “fun, safer solution” for kids online.

A flaw in Messenger Kids, Facebook’s controversial chat app for the under-13 set, allowed thousands of users to enter group chats with strangers, The Verge reported. Oops.

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