Tech giant, Google has now proclaimed a policy change to urge YouTube creators to create and publish higher-quality content for kids. Starting next month, YouTube will be demonetizing low-quality kids’ videos that originally target young people or market themselves as “made for kids” if the content they upload is of low-quality.
Low-Quality Kids’ Videos Can Also Include Overly Commercial Videos
According to YouTube’s definition, low-quality kids’ videos can involve overly commercial videos and ones that promote bad behaviors. As per the new guidelines, YouTube warns those videos may see limited or no ads. Furthermore, the company says violating its new content guidelines could lead to expulsion from the YouTube Partner Program.
The move is part of a recent push by Google to make YouTube and YouTube Kids a more fitting destination for children and their families. At the start of the year, the platform declared the availability of expanded parental limitations for tweens and teens.
Moreover, recently YouTube implemented new safety measures to protect kids across its various platforms. One of those developments saw the company change the default upload setting for users between the ages of 13 and 17 to the most private option available.
YouTube is Working to Create a Safe and Enriching Environment for the Young Generation
“Our ultimate goal is to foster a safe and enriching environment for families while rewarding trusted creators who are making high-quality kids and family content,” Google said of this latest policy change concerning the low-quality kids’ videos uploaded on the platform. It may take some time before the new guidelines elevate the quality of content on YouTube.