We are happy to offer a video filtering tool at the top of our website, but what if your child or teen is searching YouTube from a regular browser or smart phone? Fortunately, parental controls are now available on YouTube using a Google account.
Even though YouTube contains questionable material regardless of filtering, there are ways to make it a little safer. In this article you will learn how to turn on Restricted Mode formally called Safety Mode and more importantly — how to lock it.
After many requests from parents and educators, YouTube now has parental controls so you can implement YouTube Safe Search in your browser when searching from youtube.
Therefore, you may want to lock it in order to ensure it is always activated for all family members. To open a free Google account, go to google. You will then see the option to create a new account.
Now return to YouTube while signed into your account and scroll down to the bottom of the page to the Restricted Mode link. Then log out of your account. Restricted Mode is now activated you can now log out of your account. Unlocking restricted mode on YouTube will require you to log into your account.
This guarantees that no one else can deactivate the safety setting. If you have more than one browser on your computer, you will need to follow these steps for each browser. Below is a video that walks you through the process of implementing YouTube Parental Controls that were just explained.
Consider using parental control software with full parental controls to block access to bad areas of the internet. At the very least, use our safe video search tool.