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Can One View Videos Watched in Youtube App?


I was wondering if there's a way to monitor what videos my child is watching in the Youtube app through my Kapersky Safe Kids subscription? I can look at the watch history on his phone, but he can delete that. Perhaps there's an option or a tab I'm just not seeing.

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Hello @silk fire,
Welcome!
Safe Search in YouTube is supported, however, that functions by monitoring if your child searches something that belongs to the categories such as Adult, Alcohol, Drugs, Profanity, Racism, and Tobacco, Kaspersky Safe Kids defines this search request as forbidden, blocks it and displays a warning.
The content your child is permitted to watch is not logged.
Thank you🙏🏽

I had the same query but Youtube supports safe search. I guess you can’t really check on what they are watching but limit their searches with respect to the forbidden categories.

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Hello @silk fire & @Erika123,

  • KSK now records Youtube & Internet search history
  • Note: any UNRECOMMENDED WEBSITE the child is not notified, no alerts are seen by the child access is not blocked. 

Thank you🙏🏽

Flood:whale:

I don’t see youtube searches in my internet report, even though I know my kid spends time watching videos. Has anyone encountered this?

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I don’t see youtube searches in my internet report, even though I know my kid spends time watching videos. Has anyone encountered this?

Hello @canadianmom

Welcome!

  1. IConfirm KSK version is up to date? → image 1
  2. n the MyKaspersky account, in the KSK Summary Report, which "events" filter is selected -> image 2? 
  3. In the MyKaspersky account, Web activity monitoring, check Safe Search on YouTube is ticked → image 3we also recommend ticking Safe search & Notify about searches on restricted themes → image 3
  4. Youtube results, search & actual videos watched - image 4
  5. Confirm your child is using Google Chrome or Edge Chromium browser?
  6. Confirm your child is not using a VPN? 
  7. Confirm your child is not using a Torrent/uTorrent browser? 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Please let us know your child’s age? 
  • Please post an image of the KSK, Internet report? 

Thank you🙏🏽

Flood:whale:+:whale2:

Thanks for answering! I have the most updated version for my phone, though I’m not sure if it’s the same one that you’ve mentioned. Everything is ticked just like you said. When I go to the Internet Reports I see that she’s been on Youtube, but it doesn’t tell me the search terms or a link to the video, just “youtube.com”. Here’s an example:

I’m quite certain she’s not using a VPN or Torrent browsers, she’s just using the Youtube App on her phone, no browser at all.

 

Thanks for your help!

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Hello @canadianmom

You’re most welcome:relaxed: !

Thank you for the update:ok_hand_tone3:

  • For mobile phones, KSK logs the searches a child makes using the Youtube app, but does not log the actual videos viewed
  • Clearly KSK, can log Youtube application events; it appears as tho KSK has not been developed to log all required information. 
  • For Windows computers, KSK logs what is viewed when a child watches Youtube via a Supported browser & all internet searches

 

 

 

Thank you🙏🏽

Flood:whale:+:whale2:

@Igor Kurzin,

Please engage, is any development work being done to have KSK log Youtube app activity? 

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I was wondering if there's a way to monitor what videos my child is watching in the Youtube app through my Kapersky Safe Kids subscription? I can look at the watch history on his phone, but he can delete that. Perhaps there's an option or a tab I'm just not seeing.

Good day! 

Unfortunately, in current version KSK does not log Youtube app activity. 

We have a requirement to implement this feature in future versions of KSK. No ETA at the moment. 

Regards,

Igor

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Unfortunately, in current version KSK does not log Youtube app activity. We have a requirement to implement this feature in future versions of KSK. No ETA at the moment. 

Regards, Igor

Hello @Igor Kurzin,

Thanks for engaging:ok_hand_tone3:

For Android, KSK does log  Youtube searches

Thank you🙏🏽

Flood:whale:+:whale2:

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Hello Flood:whale:+:whale2:

yes, it does, but we’ve been talking about logging videos viewed, right? 

Regards,

Igor

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Hello @Igor Kurzin,

  • Android / KSK, logs/reports Youtube app searches.
  • Android / KSK, does not log/report Youtube app, videos viewed.

From a user perspective, it’s not a big stretch to expect KSK to be able to record/log both, especially after a 12month duration:thinking:

Thank you🙏🏽

Flood:whale:+:whale2:

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