How do I set safety controls on YouTube?

YouTube is a little world of its own. Your child could be watching Caillou and accidentally end up clicking on links that are inappropriate. Fortunately, YouTube offers a safety feature that not too many people are aware of. Here is how you can set that up:

  1. Log into your Google or YouTube account and go to the YouTube.com site.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the YouTube homepage where you will see the ‘Safety’ button next to ‘Language’ ‘Country’ and ‘Help’.
  3. Click on the ‘Safety’ button.
  4. Click the ‘On’ button.
  5. Check the box ‘Lock safety mode on this browser’ and click the ‘Save’ button.
  6. The page will now reload and you will see a ‘Successfully enabled safety mode’ banner on top of your page with a check mark next to it.
  7. These settings will be locked for that browser even after you log out of your Google/YouTube account.
  8. Repeat the steps if your child uses other browsers as well.