Block channels for your kid’s supervised experience

If you set up a supervised experience for your child, you can block specific channels for them on YouTube. If you change your mind about a channel you’ve blocked, you can unblock it in YouTube using your linked parent account.

Follow the steps below for blocking and unblocking channels.

Blocking YouTube channels on supervised accounts

Notes:
  • When using a supervised experience, your child is already seeing a limited set of videos based on their account’s content setting
  • If your child uses the same Google Account for YouTube and YouTube Kids, any channels blocked on YouTube will also be blocked on YouTube Kids.
  • Blocking a channel only blocks content uploaded to that specific channel. It doesn’t block videos that are reuploaded on other channels, or similar channels with related content.

Block specific channels from YouTube using your linked parent account

To block a specific channel from YouTube on your computer:

  1. Go to the channel page for the YouTube channel that you want to block.
  2. Go to the About tab on the channel page.
  3. Click Report user .
  4. Select Block channel for kids. This option will only surface if you’re using your linked parent account.
  5. A pop-up may surface alerting you that similar videos may still be available on other channels. Click CONTINUE.
  6. Select BLOCK next to the child you’d like to block this channel for.
  7. BLOCK will change to UNBLOCK, giving you the option to undo the action.
  8. Click DONE.

To block a specific channel from the YouTube app:

  1. Go to the channel page for the YouTube channel that you want to block.
  2. Tap More .
  3. Tap Block channel for kids. This option will only surface if you’re using your linked parent account.
  4. A pop-up may surface alerting you that similar videos may still be available on other channels. Tap CONTINUE.
  5. Tap BLOCK next to the child you’d like to block this channel for.
  6. BLOCK will change to UNBLOCK, giving you the option to undo the action.
  7. Tap Done .

You can also block content directly in YouTube Kids on your child’s device.

Unblock individual channels from YouTube using your linked parent account

To unblock individual channels from YouTube, using your linked parent account:

​On a computer:

  1. Go to the channel page for the YouTube channel that you want to unblock.
  2. Go to the About tab on the channel page.
  3. Click Report user .
  4. Select Block channel for kids.This option will only surface if you’re using your linked parent account.
  5. A pop-up may surface alerting you that similar videos may still be available on other channels. Click CONTINUE.
  6. Select UNBLOCK next to the child you’d like to unblock this channel for.
  7. UNBLOCK will change to BLOCK, giving you the option to undo the action.
  8. Click DONE.

In the YouTube app:

  1. Go to the channel page for the YouTube channel you want to unblock.
  2. Tap More .
  3. Tap Block channel for kids. This option will only surface if you’re using your linked parent account.
  4. A pop-up may surface alerting you that similar videos may still be available on other channels. Tap CONTINUE.
  5. Tap UNBLOCK next to the child you’d like to unblock this channel for.
  6. UNBLOCK will change to BLOCK, giving you the option to undo the action.
  7. Tap DONE.

Unblock all channels from YouTube using your linked parent account

To unblock all channels from YouTube using your linked parent account:

  1. Sign in to YouTube with your linked parent account.
  2. Go to your profile picture .
  3. Select Settings .
  4. Select Parent Settings.
    1. If you’re on a computer, select Manage settings for your kids, next to “Parent Settings.”
  5. Select your child.
  6. Under GENERAL SETTINGS, click Unblock videos.
  7. A pop-up may surface alerting you that all content you’ve blocked in YouTube and YouTube Kids will be unblocked. Select UNBLOCK.

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