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

Note: The YouTube app and other YouTube products and features have not been designed or tailored for children. Your child may use them to communicate with others or to find content that you consider inappropriate. When your child uses YouTube, they'll be able to use YouTube’s features like any other user. This includes creating their own YouTube channel, uploading and publicly sharing videos and live streams, commenting, and using live chat. 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 can control access to the YouTube site and YouTube app on your child’s Android device if:

Block or allow the YouTube site

Follow these steps to control whether your child can go to the YouTube site on their Android device.

Block or allow the YouTube app

Follow these steps to control whether your child can use the YouTube app on their Android device.
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