Keeping your child safe on the internet is important. YouTube is a popular site for young children. So how can I make sure that my child 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 form YouTube that you don't want your kids to see.
Please note : Enabling Safety Mode on YouTube will also enable Google SafeSearch, which is a similar filter for Google Search.
How to lock Safety Mode :
If you wish for Safety Mode to stay enabled on YouTube every time you visit the site, you must lock Safety Mode.
How Safety Mode works :
While it's not 100 percent accurate, we use community flagging, age-restrictions, and other signals to identify and filter out inappropriate content.
Safety Mode is enabled on a browser level, so you must enable it for each browser you use on your computer. If your browser supports multiple profiles you must enable it for each profile.
Once enabled, Safety Mode will remain on regardless of whether you are logged in or not, or if another person is logged into a different YouTube account.
If you remain logged in to the YouTube account which locked Safety Mode other users of the computer will be able to adjust this setting. To ensure that this lock is not tampered with, you will have to logout the account that enabled Safety Mode.
Please note that YouTube Safety Mode and Google SafeSearch are linked. Turning on Safety Mode will enable Google SafeSearch. The reverse is also true, so please be aware that disabling Safety Mode will disable SafeSearch.
Safety Mode availability :
Safety Mode is available in all languages. The quality and cultural sensitivities vary at different levels. We will continue to roll out improvements in all languages.
Safety Mode is available on mobile and the YouTube app through the use of the SafeSearch functionality.