How to Enable Restricted Mode on Youtube for Kids

Most the children like to watch videos on YouTube. But this video viewing platform has many videos that are not suitable for children.

Children may click on the YouTube’s Sidebar Suggested videos which is not suitable kids. Even after searching for a specific video, some of the inappropriate video links may appear in front of their eyes.

However, the guardians can keep these inappropriate videos away from their children. Just do these steps.

First of all, open a separate Gmail ID for the child. The computer that your child use for YouTube, go to that PC and open YouTube website in the browser. Then click on the login option on the right side of YouTube and get logged in with the newly opened Gmail ID.

Then click the ‘Settings’ option of youtube. You can find it at the bottom of the sidebar of home page. At the bottom of the settings page you can see four options, ‘Language’, ‘Country’, ‘Restricted Mode’, ‘Help’. You need to click on ‘Restricted Mode’ option.

Then select the option ‘On’ and click on the ‘Save’ button. By doing this, the inappropriate videos will not be shown on the search or suggestion page.

You can also turn on the ‘Restricted Mode’ option in the Youtube app. For this, you need to go to the YouTube app on the phone and click the user profile icon on the right. Then click on the ‘Settings’ option. Here click on ‘General’ option, You will find ‘Restricted Mode’ option. From there you have to just turn the mode ‘On’.

You can also check which video is being viewed by your kids on YouTube at history option in the library.

Also, YouTube offers a separate app called ‘YouTube Kids‘ for children. Android & iOS users can download the app. But this app is not yet operational for users of Bangladesh.

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