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A Quick Guide for Parents: Restricting a YouTube Channel

A Quick Guide for Parents: Restricting a YouTube Channel

YouTube can be a great resource for learning and entertainment, but sometimes it’s not appropriate for young children.It can be hard to keep track of what your kids are watching on YouTube, especially if they have their own device. If you’re concerned about what your kids are seeing on YouTube, you can block channels that contain content you don’t want them to watch.

How to Block a YouTube Channel

  1. Open the YouTube app and sign in with your Google account.
  2. Tap on the three dots in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Tap on “Settings.”
  4. Tap on “Restrictions.”
  5. Turn on “Restrict Mode.”
  6. Enter a 4-digit PIN.
  7. Select the types of content that you want to block.
  8. Tap on “Save.”

You can also block specific channels by following these steps:

  1. Go to the channel that you want to block.
  2. Tap on the three dots in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Tap on “Block.”
  4. Enter the 4-digit PIN that you created in step 6.
  5. Tap on “Block.”

YouTube will now be restricted for your child and they will not be able to watch any videos from that channel. If you want to unblock a channel, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the channel that you want to unblock.
  2. Tap on the three dots in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Tap on “Unblock.”
  4. Enter the 4-digit PIN that you created in step 6.
  5. Tap on “Unblock.”

Can You Block Content on the Regular YouTube App

Yes, you can block content on the regular YouTube app. However, you need to be signed in with a Google account to do so. If you’re not signed in, you can’t restrict any content. You can also block content on the YouTube app by using parental controls. If you’re not a parent, you won’t be able to see these controls.

How to Block Accounts From Commenting on Your Child Videos

It’s important to remember that YouTube is a public platform and anyone can comment on videos. If you’re concerned about someone commenting on your child’s videos, you can block that person from commenting. Here’s how:

  • Go to the comment that you want to block.
  • Tap on the three dots in the top right corner of the screen.
  • Tap on “Block.”
  • Enter the email address or phone number of the person that you want to block.
  • Tap on ” Block .”

The person will now be blocked from commenting on your child’s videos. It’s important to note that this person will still be able to watch the videos. If you want to block someone from watching the videos, you need to block their YouTube account.

How to Turn Off Comments on Your Child Videos

If you don’t want anyone to be able to comment on your child’s videos, you can turn off comments. Here’s how:

Open the YouTube app and sign in with your Google account.

  • Tap on the three dots in the top right corner of the screen.
  • Tap on “Settings.”
  • Tap on “Restrictions.”
  • Turn off “Comments.”
  • Tap on ” Save .”

Your child’s videos will no longer have comments. However, people will still be able to like and share the videos.

How to Report Inappropriate Comments on Your Child Videos

If you see an inappropriate comment on your child’s video, you can report it. Here’s how:

  • Go to the comment that you want to report.
  • Tap on the three dots in the top right corner of the screen.
  • Tap on “Report.”
  • Select the reason for reporting the comment.
  • Tap on “Submit.”

The comment will be sent to YouTube for review. YouTube will then decide if the comment violates their Community Guidelines. If the comment does violate their guidelines, it will be removed.

How to Block Access to YouTube Entirely

Sometimes you may want to completely block access to YouTube. Here’s how:

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Open the Google Home app.

Tap on the Menu button in the top left corner of the screen.

Tap on “Settings.”

Tap on “Parental Controls.”

Turn on “Video and Audio.”

YouTube will now be completely blocked and your child will not be able to watch or listen to any videos on the platform.

Tips for Keeping Your Child Safe on the Internet

  • Talk to your child about the importance of being safe online.
  • Remind them not to give out personal information, such as their name, address, or phone number, to people that they don’t know.
  • Tell them not to meet up with people that they’ve met online in person.
  • Encourage them to tell you if they see something online that makes them feel uncomfortable.
  • Keep the lines of communication open so that your child feels comfortable coming to you with any concerns.
  • Set time limits for how long your child can use the internet and devices.