To provide age-appropriate experiences when people come to YouTube, we have certain policies on what content is age-restricted. This means content that isn’t appropriate for viewers under 18 will be age-restricted.
What this means for viewers
Age-restricted videos are not viewable to viewers who:
- Are logged out
- Are under 18 years of age
- Are watching YouTube videos embedded on most third-party sites
If you’re in the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland or United Kingdom
The Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) is an EU-wide coordination of national legislation on audiovisual media – both traditional TV broadcasts and on-demand services. Recently, AVMSD was revised to extend certain rules to video sharing platforms (VSPs).
In line with AVMSD, you may be asked to re-verify your date of birth when watching age-restricted videos. Follow the prompts to submit an image of a valid ID or credit card. Learn more about what we do with your ID/credit card.
For more info on AVMSD, check out this website.