YouTube & your child's Google Account (European Union only)
If you live in the European Union and you created a Google Account for your child using Family Link, your child may begin using the YouTube app and other features when they are 13 years old. Children under 13 may only use the YouTube Kids app where it’s available. Learn more
You can use the Family Link app to manage your child's activity settings, including their YouTube Search History and YouTube Watch History settings.
Turn Restricted Mode on or off
No content filter settings are turned on in YouTube by default. You can turn on Restricted Mode to help screen out potentially mature content that you may not want your child to see. No filter is 100% accurate, but it should help your child avoid most of this content.
Restricted Mode works on the device or browser level, so you must turn it on within YouTube on each device or browser your child uses. Learn more
Control access to YouTube
- You live in the European Union.
- Your child is 13 or older and hasn’t yet reached the applicable age in your country.