Get started with supervised accounts

Parents who decide their child under 13 (or the relevant age in their country/region) is ready to explore YouTube can set up a supervised account. Supervised accounts are linked to a parent's own Google Account.

When a parent sets up a supervised account, they select a content setting that limits the videos and music children under 13 can play. Learn more about supervised accounts.

How to set up a supervised experience for your child on YouTube

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Create a supervised account

Before creating a supervised account, make sure you’ve created a Google Account for your child.

Choose one of these options to create a supervised account:

Option 1: From YouTube or YouTube Music on a parent’s device

  1. Using the Google Account you use as a parent manager of your child’s account, sign in to one of the following:

2. Go to your profile picture 

3. Select Settings .

4. Select Parent Settings.

5. Select your child and follow the next steps.

Option 2: From YouTube or YouTube Music on a child's device

  1. Sign in to the main YouTube app, the YouTube Music app, or the YouTube app on a Smart TV or streaming device. Use your child’s Google Account that’s linked to yours.
  2. Select GET STARTED and follow the next steps.
    • Note: You’ll need to enter your own Google Account password to give permission.

Option 3: From on the web

  1. Go to
  2. Sign in to the Google Account you use as a parent manager of your child’s account.
  3. Select a child from your family group and follow the next steps.

Option 4: From the Family Link app

  1. Sign in to your Family Link app Family Link.
  2. Select your child.
  3. Select Controls and then Content restrictions and then YouTube and then YouTube & YouTube Music.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Start the supervised experience

To begin the supervised experience on YouTube:

  1. Update apps: If your child uses a mobile device, make sure all their YouTube apps are up to date.
  2. Sign in: Sign your child into YouTube on all the devices they use.

There are several parental controls and settings available for your child’s supervised experience.


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