Restricted Mode is an optional setting that has been available since 2010. A small subset of users, such as libraries, schools, and public institutions, who choose to have a more limited viewing experience on YouTube use Restricted Mode.
Note: Restricted Mode is turned off for viewers by default. Learn how to turn Restricted Mode on or off.What does Restricted Mode do?
- Primarily, our automated system checks signals, like the video’s metadata, title, and the language used in the video.
- Some videos may not be available in Restricted Mode because human reviewers applied an age restriction.
Videos that show potentially adult content won't be shown to viewers who have Restricted Mode turned on.
- Drugs and alcohol: Talking about drug use or abuse or drinking alcohol in videos.
- Sexual situations: Overly detailed conversations about or depictions of sex or sexual activity. Some educational, straightforward content about sexual education, affection, or identity may show in Restricted Mode. Kissing or affection that's not overly sexualized or the focal point of the video may also show in Restricted Mode.
- Violence: Graphic descriptions of violence, violent acts, natural disasters and tragedies, or violence in the news.
- Mature subjects: Videos that cover specific details about events related to terrorism, war, crime, and political conflicts that resulted in death or serious injury. These videos won't show in Restricted Mode, even if no graphic imagery is shown.
- Profane and mature language: Inappropriate language, including profanity.
- Incendiary and demeaning content: Video content that is gratuitously incendiary, inflammatory, or demeaning toward an individual or group.
- Signed out
- Under 18 years of age
- Have Restricted Mode turned on