How to Block Unwanted YouTube Videos With YouTube Safety Mode

Keeping kids safe on the internet is important. That’s why we often talk about different parental control methods that help parents block adult content and other inappropriate stuff from reaching kids who are still too young to know all that.

But most of the blocking methods usually can’t block site specific content. For example, YouTube, the most popular video site, also has content that’s not suitable for all. Blocking it completely won’t make sense because it does have a lot of useful stuff. So how do you make sure that your kid stays safe while browsing YouTube? The answer is YouTube Safety Mode.

YouTube Safety Mode, though not fool proof, is a nice way to filter out content from YouTube that you don’t want kids to see.

To enable this option, when you are watching a video you need to scroll down to the very bottom of that page and find the small link that says “Safety Mode: Off” (shown in the screenshot below). You need to click on OFF to turn it on.

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You can also sign in to YouTube to make sure that the Safety Mode remains turned on.

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Once you click on “On” and then hit Save, you get a notification mentioning that you’ve successfully enabled safety mode.

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Here’s what YouTube’s Safety Mode does:

  • Hides inappropriate videos
  • Doesn’t return results for adult search terms
  • Hides comments by default
  • Inappropriate words in the comments are hidden using asterisks

To know more about how it works, you can watch the video below.

So, if you are a parent whose kid is online most of the day and spends a lot of time on YouTube, you can consider enabling this option for a controlled browsing experience for him.

Abhijeet Mukherjee


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