Age-restrict your own video
If any of your videos are not appropriate for all audiences, you can add an age restriction. This type of age restriction is self-imposed and is not a result of a review by YouTube.
When a video is age-restricted, viewers must be signed in and 18 years of age or older to view it. These videos are not shown in certain sections of YouTube. Also, age-restricted videos won't show ads by default and can't be monetised.
When deciding whether to age restrict content, you should consider issues such as:
- Disturbing imagery
- Sexually suggestive content
- Portrayal of dangerous activities
Go to our article on age restrictions for more information.
Videos that the uploader proactively age-restricts are still subject to YouTube's Community Guidelines. If YouTube decides that a video should be age-restricted, a permanent age restriction will be applied. This happens even if the uploader restricted the video.
How to age-restrict a video
Add age restriction when you upload a video
- Select Upload to begin uploading the video to YouTube.
- Enter your video's details and information.
- On the 'Advanced settings' tab, expand the 'Additional options' box.
- Tick the box next to 'Enable age-restriction'.
- Follow prompts to finish the upload process.
Add age restriction to uploaded videos
- Go to your Videos page in YouTube Studio beta.
- Click the title of the video that you want to edit.
- Click the Advanced tab.
- Under 'Additional options', tick the box next to Enable age restriction
In Creator Studio Classic
- Go to your Video Manager.
- On the video that you want to age-restrict, click Edit.
- Click the Advanced settings tab.
- Under 'Age restrictions', tick the box next to Enable age restriction.