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How To Put Age Restriction On YouTube

In this section, I will guide you through the process of putting age restrictions on YouTube to ensure a safe viewing experience for young users.

To put age restrictions on YouTube, follow these steps:

  1. Access youtube.com and sign in to your YouTube or Google account.
  2. Click the “settings” button on the left sidebar.
  3. Click the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page that says “Restricted Mode: Off.”
  4. Select “on” to lock Restricted Mode on this browser.
  5. Click “Save.”
  6. Repeat this process with other browsers and computers.

To select content levels based on your kids’ age, follow these steps:

  1. Click the lock symbol at the bottom right corner.
  2. Solve the math problem or enter the numbers shown.
  3. Click the settings button.

For YouTube Kids app:

  1. Click the lock symbol at the bottom of the app page.
  2. Enter a custom passcode or complete the math problem.
  3. Choose “Settings.”
  4. Choose your child’s profile and type in your password for the parent account.
  5. Select the correct content setting or choose to approve the content yourself.

It’s possible to check your child’s viewing history on YouTube:

  1. Use the YouTube History Option to Monitor Your Child’s Usage:
  • Go to YouTube on your child’s device.
  • Select the navigation bar and tap on history to view their video history.
  • Check your kid’s YouTube video history through your browser history:
    • Open the browser and select the settings button.
    • Go to history and choose the device you want to check the history of.
    • Search for “YouTube” in the search bar.
    • Click on the links to any YouTube videos that come up.

    You can also block YouTube channels:

    1. Go to the channel page for the YouTube channel you want to block.
    2. Tap on page settings and select “Block user.”

    By following these steps, you can effectively put age restrictions on YouTube and ensure that your children are only watching appropriate content.

    Selecting Content Levels Based on Your Kids’ Age

    Once you have enabled age restrictions on YouTube, you can further customize the content levels based on your kids’ age to provide a tailored viewing experience. This ensures that they only have access to appropriate content that aligns with their maturity level and interests. By following a few simple steps, you can easily set up content filters and safeguards to ensure a safe and enjoyable YouTube experience for your children.

    Customizing Content Levels

    To customize the content levels on YouTube, start by accessing the settings menu. This can be done by clicking the lock symbol located at the bottom right corner of the YouTube page. Solve the math problem or enter the numbers shown to proceed. Once inside the settings, you will have the option to select the appropriate content level for your child’s age. YouTube provides different options such as “Preschool,” “Younger Kids,” and “Older Kids,” allowing you to choose the level that best matches your child’s developmental stage.

    If you are using the YouTube Kids app, the process is slightly different. After clicking the lock symbol at the bottom of the app page, you will be prompted to enter a custom passcode or complete a math problem as a security measure. Once authenticated, select “Settings” and choose your child’s profile. There, you can set the desired content level or even choose to approve the content yourself if you prefer a more hands-on approach.

    By customizing the content levels based on your child’s age, you can ensure that they are exposed to age-appropriate videos that promote learning, creativity, and entertainment. It gives you peace of mind knowing that their YouTube experience is tailored to their specific needs and interests.

    Summary of Steps to Select Content Levels Based on Kids’ Age
    On Browser On YouTube Kids App
    1. Click the lock symbol at the bottom right corner.
    2. Solve the math problem or enter the numbers shown.
    3. Click the settings button.
    1. Click the lock symbol at the bottom of the app page.
    2. Enter a custom passcode or complete the math problem.
    3. Choose “Settings.”
    4. Choose your child’s profile and type in your password for the parent account.
    5. Select the correct content setting or choose to approve the content yourself.

    By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your children have a safe and age-appropriate viewing experience on YouTube. Customizing the content levels based on their age will help them explore the platform while protecting them from unsuitable content. Take advantage of these settings to create a positive and engaging environment for your kids to enjoy the vast array of educational and entertaining content available on YouTube.

    Monitoring and Blocking YouTube Channels

    To ensure your child’s online safety, it’s essential to monitor their YouTube viewing history and be able to block channels that may contain inappropriate content. Thankfully, YouTube provides several methods for parents to keep track of what their kids are watching and maintain control over the content they can access.

    Checking Viewing History

    One way to monitor your child’s YouTube usage is by using the YouTube History option. If your child has their own device, you can instruct them to follow these steps:

    1. Go to YouTube on your child’s device.
    2. Select the navigation bar and tap on “History” to view their video history.

    In addition to the YouTube History option, you can also check your child’s YouTube video history through your browser history. Here’s how:

    1. Open the browser on your child’s device and select the settings button.
    2. Go to “History” and choose the device you want to check the history of.
    3. Search for “YouTube” in the search bar.
    4. Click on the links to any YouTube videos that come up.

    Blocking YouTube Channels

    If you come across any channels that contain inappropriate content or are not suitable for your child, you have the option to block them. Follow these simple steps to block a YouTube channel:

    1. Go to the channel page for the YouTube channel you want to block.
    2. Tap on “Page Settings” and select “Block User.”

    By following these steps, you can effectively put age restrictions on YouTube and ensure that your children are only watching appropriate content. Remember, staying involved in your child’s online activities and setting proper guidelines are crucial for their safety and well-being.