To give you an age-appropriate experience on YouTube, content that isn’t suitable for viewers under 18 is age-restricted.
What age restriction means for viewers
Age-restricted videos are not viewable if you:
- Are signed out
- Are under 18 years of age
- Are watching YouTube videos embedded on most third-party sites
If you are in Australia, the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland, or the United Kingdom, you may be asked to verify your age to watch age-restricted videos.
If you’re in the EU, EEA, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom
In line with the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD), you may be asked to verify your date of birth to watch age-restricted videos. AVMSD covers all audiovisual media, including video sharing platforms.
Follow the prompts to submit an image of a valid ID or credit card. Learn more about how age verification works.
If you’re in Australia
You may be asked to verify your date of birth to watch age-restricted videos. This added step is informed by the Australian Online Safety (Restricted Access Systems) Declaration. The declaration requires platforms to take reasonable steps to confirm users are adults in order to access content that is potentially inappropriate for viewers under 18.Follow the prompts to submit an image of a valid driver’s license, Proof of Age card, or passport. Learn more about how age verification works.