Recently , content creators on YouTube have received an email on the platform warning that they must record whether or not their channel is created for children . In doing so, they must comply with the US Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (the Coppa Act ) . That is why, today in the Green Android you will learn to mark a YouTube channel as NOT CREATED for children or, on the contrary, make it clear that it is focused on children .
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What is Coppa Law on YouTube?
It is a law created in 1998 and that came into force in April 2000 , it is based on the Law for the Protection of Children’s Privacy that grants rights to parents about the information that different web platforms can collect from their minor children. . The problem is that they have imposed a fine of 170 million dollars on YouTube for collecting information from children under 13 without parental consent , hence this measure begins to apply from January 2020.
How do I know if my YouTube channel is not oriented for children?
Each editor knows through its analytics the age group of its audience and the theme of the videos it makes , for example, it is not the same to make videos about talking about “Dora The Explorer” than to make “DIY Tutorials” , however YouTube gives a series of clues to know which channels are aimed at children and which are not, some of which would be the following:
- That your videos are not aimed at children under 13 years of age.
- That the content of your videos does not include children.
- If your videos do not include toys for audiences under 13 years of age.
- If your channel is not about children’s series focused on children.
- If your channel is not about children’s songs or games.
This Google article explains how to determine if my channel is focused on children or not.
What Happens If I Mark My Content As Kid Friendly ?
Well, your content can be shown to children under 13 years of age and the data collected by the platform will be limited and certain functions will be deactivated such as:
- Personalized ads (loss of income).
- Community tab.
This will undoubtedly have a very negative influence on channels focused on children, since it will cause advertising revenue for these channels to drop dramatically . In this Google article you have more information about what happens if I mark my content as suitable for children.
Mark My YouTube Channel As Made For Kids Or Not
If your channel is aimed at people over 13 years of age, you can mark it as NOT created for children , in this way you save yourself from marking the videos one by one. To do this, the first thing we must do is go to the Control Panel of your YouTube channel from the following link .
Once inside we must give it in the menu on the left to “Settings” .
Now we will click on the “Channel” section and we will go directly to “Advanced Configuration” , this is where we will see 3 options:
- Yes, mark this channel as a creator for children. I always upload content aimed at a child audience.
- No, mark this channel as not made for children. I never upload content aimed at a child audience.
- I want to review this setting on all videos.
Since the El Poder Del Androide Verde YouTube Channel is not focused on children, I must add the 2nd option, your situation may be different but you can be guided by the instructions that I have given you throughout this article. Once you are sure, hit “Save” .
How To Flag A Specific Video Made For Kids?
It is possible that although practically 99.9% of your videos are for adult content , some may be focused on children , don’t worry, you can record it as I will indicate below.
Flagging A YouTube Video With “Yes, It’s Kid Friendly”
Once again we must enter studio.youtube.com 👈 from the following link.
Once inside we will look at the menu on the left we must do the following:
- We will click on “Videos” to see the list of all our editions .
- We look for the name of the video whose theme is focused on children and we enter inside.
Finally, we must click on “Yes, it is content created for children” and we will click on “Save” , as in the photo.
Now that you know how to mark a YouTube channel as not created for children or vice versa , would you do me a favor by sharing this article with your social networks, please, that would help me a lot to reach many more people… thank you very much!