This post is brought to you by KidKam, all opinions are my own.
My kids loving watching YouTube videos, especially if they involve cats doing funny things. There is something about little girls and cats that I just can't explain. But I'm always dreading the videos that come up because they generally always have some kind of curse words in video. Without watching every video on YouTube before I let them see them there is no way of knowing. Unless, you're using KidKam that is.
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YouTube is also great for lots of other great content, not just funny cat videos. There are education content creators that upload fun, colorful, learning episodes as well. There are also lots of great clips from shows by Disney, PBS, and more. But sifting through all this content can take forever, that's where KidKam comes in.
KidKam is a video viewing platform that was created to offer a safer way to view all the great content YouTube has to offer. KidKam has a team of screeners that watch and add videos they think are a good fit for the community. The screeners are parents, teachers, and pediatricians that watch an select which videos make it into the KidKam platform. They do all the hard work so you can feel safe letting your child roam around the site to watch videos. They also help to tag the videos into categories and tags so that they are easier to find.
From the parent side of things, I can set limits and parent controls to filter searches to age appropriate videos. For example, I've added age group filters to show videos that are appropriate for my girls. I can also exclude certain video from the tags section, so if I don't want Minecraft videos to show up I can add that tag to the tag filter to remove it from our platform. There are also time limits that can be set on the site so that kids aren't watching videos all day.
I like that it has a search function to search through the videos. We like watching toy reviews, especially the Disney and LEGO ones. But if you're a homeschool parent or a teacher, this would be great for searching for videos to show your class videos about the topic you are teaching that day.
We found some great new YouTube channels while we were exploring KidKam. Like Charli's Crafty Kitchen, which is an adorable channel created by two sisters that love to bake together. Which my girls also love to do. There are some great learning videos as well. You can sort them by categories like science, math, and literacy. You can access KidKam on all your devices to make it easy for viewing.
KidKam is free to sign up for parents and teachers but there is a premium account that allows you more options for viewing and saving things you like. Such as creating playlists or subscribing to screens picks. What I love about KidKam, is their School Reinvestment Program. A portion of your membership goes to the screeners for all their hard work to find great videos for your kids and 25% goes to your local PTO or PTA programs. Info on the program is here: https://www.kidkam.com/sites/default/files/kidkam_flyer_for_SRP_6_2_15.pdf
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