Restricted mode is an optional setting that has been available since 2010. It's used by a small subset of users, such as libraries, schools and public institutions, who choose to have a more limited viewing experience on YouTube. 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 and might be a result of human reviewers applying an age restriction to a video.
Videos containing potentially adult content will not 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 be included in Restricted mode. Kissing or affection that's not overly sexualised or the focal point of the video may also be included in Restricted mode.
- Violence: Graphic descriptions of violence, violent acts, natural disasters and tragedies, or even 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, 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 towards an individual or group.
- Signed out
- Are under 18 years of age
- Have Restricted mode turned on