July 28, 2018
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How to put parental control on YouTube?

YouTube is the largest video social platform where people can learn, listen, and watch, several intended things that are shared by many others on the platform. However, over the decades the platform has got filled up with large mass of content that is inappropriate for children to watch. This is often found to be offensive by the parents as they do not want their child to be exposed to such content and this is the main reason why parental control on YouTube is available. The steps to enable and impose parental control on YouTube to restrict the children from viewing certain contents are mentioned below.

How to guide parents to help protect their kids on Youtube

Parental control set up for Youtube Desktop Users

Step 1:

Open YouTube.com and log into the account by clicking on the sign in tab. Once logged in, the homepage will appear on the screen.

parental control on YouTube step 1

Step 2:

You need to click on the icon stating Profile located at the top right hand corner of the page.

parental control on YouTube Step 2

 

Step 3:

Select the option of Restricted Mode in the options that shows up.

 

parental control on YouTube step 3

 

Step 4:

You need to turn the restricted mode on.

parental control on YouTube step 4

 

Step 5:

Finally close all windows and you can find YouTube refreshed and the same old contents will appear even after turning on the restricted mode.

parental control on YouTube step 5

 

Step 6:

You need to open the YouTube page once again and confirm the enabling of the restricted mode by simply clicking on the profile icon on the page and check if the switch mode is turned on.

parental control on YouTube step 6

Parental control set up for Youtube Mobile app users

Step 1:

You need to open the YouTube app on the mobile device and sign in to your account. The home page will appear on successful sign in.

parental control on YouTube app step 1

Step 2:

You need to tap on the profile icon that is located on the top right hand corner of the screen. It is the account icon for YouTube.

parental control on YouTube app step 2

Step 3:

You need to click on the settings tab and several options will appear to change the preference settings of the YouTube app. You simply need to click on settings.

parental control on YouTube app step 3

Step 4:

Select the restricted mode filtering option and this will bring you back to the main page.

parental control on YouTube app step 4

Step 5:

You need to click on the settings tab and several options will appear to change the preference settings of the YouTube app. You simply need to click on settings.

parental control on YouTube app step 5

Step 6:

Simply refresh the page to view restricted content on the feed by pulling the screen down.

parental control on YouTube app step 6

 

If you followed all the steps above you  should now have parental control on Youtube and should be worry less now with the kind of video content your kids are consuming or have access to on Youtube.

Another huge platform where kids get exposed to rated content is Netflix. Learn how to set up parental controls on Netflix in the next guide.