How Do You Put Parental Controls on YouTube?

YouTube offers a safety mode that automatically filters out questionable material from being viewed. Members of the YouTube community can also flag inappropriate material to be filtered through safety mode, which parents can enable.

  1. Log in to your account

    YouTube users can sign in with either a Google or YouTube account. If you do not have an account, follow instructions to create one.

  2. Navigate to YouTube, and open the safety settings

    When the YouTube home page loads up, look for the "Safety" link near the bottom of the page, and click on it.

  3. Turn the safety mode on

    Click the "On" button, then check the "Lock Safety Mode on this Browser" box. If you receive an error message, make sure you are signed in to your account. Click "Save."

  4. Log out to lock in the changes

    Be sure to sign out of your account so that children cannot change your settings. Once you log out, your browser locks in the settings.