Watching age-restricted videos

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:

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

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