Well yes, everything has its own advantages and disadvantages; but the intelligence lies in if you can overcome its disadvantages in a certain way. And YouTube is really intelligent. Parents are normally worried when their kids watch YouTube videos concerning of the inappropriate content on YouTube for kids. The unwanted and mature content on YouTube can affect a child adversely. Also in this busy age, it is not possible to keep a check on your kids every time they go online. To overcome this, YouTube facilitates its users with an amazing tool termed as ‘Restricted Mode’.
Restricted Mode is a no mandatory setting offered by YouTube to pick out unwanted and mature content to be seen on a user's account. Computers in schools, colleges, libraries or public institutions make use of this mode. Content relating drugs and alcohol abuse, sexual activities, violent acts, crimes etc. available on YouTube in the form of videos can be eliminated on your device by activating the restricted mode.
When you activate restricted mode on your account, you are kind of organizing your account to view qualified, clean, safe, filtered, controlled but limited content.
How to activate the restricted mode?
You cannot turn on or off the restricted mode on a public computer because it can only be done by the System Administrator. But you can manage the restricted mode easily on your personal computer or mobile phone app. Let’s learn how to do this.
Activate Restricted Mode on your mobile devices.
Follow the steps below to turn on the restricted mode on YouTube app of your mobile phone:
Step 1: Open the account clicking on the top right corner of the YouTube app. This will open the account menu.
Step 2: Select settings from the list of options under the account menu
Step 3: This will open the settings page. On this page, select ‘General’
Step 4: Visit youtube.com/activate from your computer/laptop or mobile phone.
Step 5: On this ‘General Settings’ page you will find and option of Restricted Mode. Turn on the mode.
Keep in mind that these settings will only be applicable to the device you activated the mode on. If you sign in to your account on some other device; the restricted mode won’t work.
Activate Restricted Mode on your PC
Below steps will help you to turn on the restricted mode on the web browser of your PC.
Step 1: Sign-in with your account on your PC’s web browser.
Step 2: Click on the account photo icon at the top right corner of the window
Step 3: You will see a list of options under account management menu, Scroll to the bottom of the list and hit ‘Restricted Mode’
Step 4: A new window will pop-up at the top-right corner where you will see restricted mode control. Turn it on.
Step 5: Refresh the page to screen out the unwanted content.
So now with this optional setting facility provided by YouTube; you can let your kids watch educational and fun videos without worrying about the improper content flashed to them. Just make sure your kids do not turn off the restricted mode intentionally or unintentionally.