Privacy and safety settings

Disable or enable Restricted Mode

Restricted Mode is an opt-in setting available on the computer and mobile site that helps screen out potentially objectionable content that you may prefer not to see or don’t want others in your family to stumble across while enjoying YouTube. You can think of this as a parental control setting for YouTube.

Computers found in libraries, universities and other public institutions may have Restricted Mode enabled by the system administrator. If you are using a public computer and can not disable Restricted Mode, contact your system administrator.

Enable or disable Restricted Mode :

  1. Scroll to the bottom of any YouTube page and click the drop-down menu in the “Restricted Mode” section.
  2. Select the On or Off option to enable or disable this feature.

Lock Restricted Mode:

If you wish for Restricted Mode to stay enabled for anyone using this browser, you must lock Restricted Mode.

  1. Sign in to your YouTube account.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of any YouTube page and click the drop-down menu in the “Restricted Mode” section.
  3. Click “Lock Restricted Mode on this browser.”
  4. Enter in your password again to lock Restricted Mode on this browser.

Turn Restricted Mode off:

  1. Scroll to the bottom of any YouTube page and click “Restricted Mode: On”.
  2. Next, click the “off” option.
  3. If you’ve locked Restricted Mode, you’ll be prompted to login and enter your username and password to confirm that you’d like to turn off Restricted Mode.
  4. Once you’ve successfully logged in, scroll to the bottom of the page to turn Restricted Mode off.

Stuck in Restricted Mode even after attempting to disable?

If you’ve entered your username and password and Restricted Mode remains enabled, then you may wish to contact your system administrator for additional assistance.

Restricted Mode is available on our mobile site.

Enable Safety Mode

  1. Touch the YouTube logo on the top left to expand the menu.
  2. Touch the gear icon to enter the settings menu.
  3. Touch the “Restricted Mode” section to enable or disable this feature.
  1. Touch Menu > Settings > General
  2. Under Restricted mode tick the checkbox to enable this feature.

Enable Restricted Mode

  1. Expand the menu in the top left.
  2. Touch the gear symbol to enter the settings menu.
  3. Select “Restricted Mode Filtering”.
  4. You can choose between strict or no filtering.

Enable Restricted Mode

Note: This only turns on Restricted Mode on your Android TV.

    1. From the Home screen, scroll down to the Apps row.
    2. Find and select YouTube.
    3. Scroll down to Settings Gear on the left.
    4. Select Restricted Mode.

  1. Select Enabled or Disabled.

How Restricted 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.

Restricted Mode is enabled on a browser or device 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, Restricted 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 Restricted 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 of the account that enabled Restricted Mode.

Restricted Mode availability :

Restricted 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.

Blocking users

Blocking someone on YouTube will stop them from making comments on your videos or Channel, and they won’t be able to contact you through private messages either.

If you feel you’re being bullied or harassed by someone, please see more information on how to protect yourself from Bullying and Harassment.

Here’s how to block someone on YouTube

  1. Visit their Channel page, which should have a URL similar to
  2. On their “About” tab, click the flag icon
  3. Click Block User

Moderate comments on your channel

If other YouTube users can post comments on your videos or channel, you can use tools to moderate or remove those comments.

Take action on comments

When someone comments on your video, you’ll get a notification. Click the arrow in the upper right of the comment to manage comments:

  • Remove: Take down the comment and replies from YouTube. If the comment was also shared on Google+, it will still be visible there.
  • Report spam or abuse: Report comments that you believe are spam or abuse to the YouTube team.
  • Hide from channel: Block the user from posting comments on videos on your channel. If you change your mind, you can remove the user from the hidden users list in your community settings.

If someone leaves a comment that looks like spam, you’ll see a blue banner on the channel or video. You can review, approve, or delete these comments.

Go to Creator Studio > Community > Comments or and look under the Likely spamtab.

You can require that all new comments get approved before they’re posted to your video or channel.

Video comments

  1. Find the video in the Video Manager.
  2. Under the video, click Edit.
  3. Click Advanced Settings.
  4. Under “Allow comments,” select Approved.

Channel comments

Follow the instructions to turn this on for your channel in your Channel Navigation settings.

Learn how to use additional filtering tools to help you proactively moderate comments.

Use the YouTube Creator Studio App

  1. From the dashboard, touch the navigation guide .
  2. Touch Comments. By default, you’ll see all public comments.
  3. To review comments that are pending or marked as spam, touch Settings .
  4. Touch the comment you’d like to review.
  5. You can reply to the comment or like, remove, or flag it.
  1. Go to Videos.
  2. Find and select the video you want to edit.
  3. Scroll down to the comments section.
  4. Touch a comment to review it or scroll down and touch View all to see more.

Change the privacy settings for your video

Change privacy setting

When you upload a video, by default it’s set as a “Public” video, which means that anybody can view it. You can easily change the privacy settings of your videos. Choose it while you’re uploading the video in the “Privacy Settings” section or, if you’ve already uploaded the video, change the privacy settings by following the steps below.

Privacy settings drop-down menu

  1. Sign in to YouTube
  2. Open the Account  tab and navigate to My videos
  3. Touch the menu icon next to the video you want to change
  4. Select Edit
  5. In the Privacy drop-down menu, select Public, Unlisted, or, Private
  6. Touch the arrow at the top to save changes.
You can change the privacy setting on iOS through the YouTube App.

  1. Sign in to YouTube
  2. Open the Guide   in the upper left corner of the screen and navigate to My Channel
  3. Touch the Videos tab
  4. Find the video you want to change and touch the menu icon
  5. Select Edit upload
  6. In the “Privacy Settings” menu, select Public, Unlisted, or, Private
  7. Touch Done to save changes
  1. Visit your Video Manager
  2. Find the video you’d like to change, then click the Edit btn
  3. In the “Privacy Settings” drop-down menu, select Public, Unlisted, or, Private
  4. Click Save changes

You can also update these settings on mobile in the YouTube Creator Studio App:

  1. From the dashboard, tap the navigation guide in the upper left corner
  2. From the menu, select Videos
  3. Find the video you want to edit by scrolling through your list of videos or by searching for it
  4. Tap the video you’d like to review
  5. Tap Edit Video or the edit icon
  6. Change your title, description, tags, privacy setting, or another setting
  7. When finished tap Save and you’ll return to your list of videos

Manage video privacy

When you upload a video, by default it’s set as a “Public” video, which means that anybody can view it. You can manage the privacy settings and control who has access to view this content.

A private video can only be seen by you and the users you select. The video won’t appear on your channel or search results and will be invisible to other users.

Channel connected to Google+

You need to link your channel with Google+ in order to share a private video with other users.

If your channel is connected to Google+, you’ll see a field under the “Privacy Settings” drop-down menu where you can add the profiles or email addresses of the people with whom you’d like to share your video. They’ll need a Google account to view your video. You can also share your videos with Google+ circles.

Channel not connected to Google+

If you have not linked your channel with Google+, you won’t be able to share private videos with other users.

If you have private videos that you previously shared with users will continue to be visible by them. You won’t be able to modify the list of users who are able to view your private video, except to remove all users’ access to the video. To share it with other users you will need to connect your account with Google+.

Making a video unlisted means that anyone who has the link to the video can view it. Your unlisted videos won’t appear to others who visit the Videos tab of your channel page and shouldn’t show up in YouTube’s search results unless someone adds your unlisted video to a public playlist.

To share an unlisted video, just share the link with the people who you’d like to have access to it, and they’ll be able to see it. Unlike private videos, the people you share the video with do not need a Google account to see the video. Anyone with the link can also re-share it in a number of ways, such as simply forwarding the link. If you don’t want to allow others to re-share your video, make it Private.

Your YouTube account needs to be in good standing to be able to create unlisted videos.

Parent resources

We understand that parents and guardians sometimes have questions about children’s behavior online. We’ve put together some tools and resources to help you manage your family’s experience on YouTube.

What age does my child need to be to use YouTube?

In order to create a YouTube account, you must confirm that you’re at least 13 years old. If a video gets flagged and we find that the the uploader inaccurately stated their age during the account creation process, we will terminate their account.

Tips and advice

We ask all of our members to review our Community Guidelines, as they outline what content and behavior is acceptable on YouTube.

Online safety tips for families from Google and Common Sense Media:

  • Have your teenagers make playlists of their favorite videos, while you make your own. Then sit down to watch them together. You can see what your teens are watching, and they might learn a thing or two about you.
  • Take your teens on a stroll through your own TV-watching childhood by compiling a playlist of clips from your favorite shows.
  • Make watching YouTube a game : Guess what kinds of videos are popular in a particular place and then use Advanced Search to see videos only in that location. It’s a great way to have a conversation with your teens about cultural assumptions, tastes, similarities, and differences.


  • Inappropriate content: If you see a video that you feel is inappropriate or which may violate our Community Guidelines,flag the video. This is the fastest way to bring potentially inappropriate content to our attention. YouTube policy specialists review flagged videos 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Privacy: If you feel that your child’s privacy has been violated (e.g. use of image or personal information without consent), please visit our Privacy Guidelines, where you can learn more about our privacy policy and how to file aprivacy complaint. Visit the Privacy section of our Safety Center to learn even more.
  • Harassment and cyberbullying:
    • If your teen is being harassed by someone on YouTube, direct them to block the user. This will help prevent further communication from the unwanted user.
    • If the harassment persists, please review the harassment article within our Safety Center for harassment prevention information.
    • If you or your teen wish to report harassment in videos, channels/profiles or comments, you may do so via ourreporting tool.
  • Restricted Mode: Enabling this setting allows you to specify that you do not want to see potentially objectionable content on YouTube. Learn more about Restricted Mode.
  • Moderating channel comments: There are tools available that allow your child to remove comments posted on their channel, or moderate them before they appear on your channel. To learn more read our article on moderating channel comments.
  • Visit your teens’ channel: Take a look at what your teen is posting on their channel. Check out their favorites and which YouTube channels they are subscribed to. Favorites and subscriptions can give you clues about what they are watching on the site.
  • Privacy and safety settings: YouTube has a range of tools and settings help users manage their experience on the site. To learn more about the the resources that are available to your teen please visit our privacy and safety settings page.

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