A good idea, but horribly executed
See, here's the thing, unlike most people, I actually think the idea of an app that allows children to only access videos deemed appropriate for them is a good idea. It prevents them from inadvertently watching something that's not intended for them. But here's the thing. The people behind the app clearly don't actually watch many of these videos before they slap the 'For Kids' label on them.
Many videos that were never intended for kids are features on this app because they contain themes that we as a society just assume are automatically for kids. Does your video contain animation? Does it have game footage? Does it have puppets? Well, you better let Youtube's staff know in advance that it's not for kids otherwise they'll just assume it is and add it to the Youtube Kids app. The fact that 'Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared', a video that uses its kiddy exterior ironically to trick audiences into thinking it's cute and innocent as part of a joke was added to this pretty much proves the people behind this don't really research any of the videos they select for it.
But what makes it even worse is what this does to the content creators. First off, it reduces the amount of money people who make a living off of Youtube bring in by a significant amount. It also prevents you from adding to the video to a playlist so you can rewatch it at anytime and it prevents anyone from commenting. (Well, okay, that last one actually kinda makes sense) I dunno, would it really be impossible to just prevent kids from doing and seeing that stuff but still allow the older members of the site to partake in such things?
Again, the idea behind this is good. Heck, from what I can gather, this was also made to protect children's personal information, but it's painfully obvious the people behind this don't know what they're doing. This definitely needs work, a lot of work, and I hate that so many great content creators have to suffer all because Youtube's staff was stupid enough to brag about kids bringing in so much income for them.