What is a supervised experience on YouTube?

A supervised experience on YouTube is available for children under 13 (or relevant age in your country/region) with a Google Account managed by Family Link.

If you set up a supervised account, we change the videos they can find and watch, features they can use, default account settings, and ads protections.

Learn more from our most frequently asked questions.

Content settings

  • Explore: Generally aligns with content ratings for viewers 9+. Videos include vlogs, tutorials, gaming videos, music videos, news, and more. No live streams, except for Premieres. Some videos contain instances of mild violence, offensive language, controlled substances, and educational videos related to body image and changes, mental and sexual health.
  • Explore more: Generally aligns with content ratings for viewers 13+. This setting will include an even larger set of videos. Videos include live streams, vlogs, tutorials, gaming videos, music videos, news, educational videos, DIY, arts and crafts, dance, and more. Some videos contain instances of real-world violence, limited profanity, controlled substances, non-explicit sexual references and topics related to physical, mental, and sexual health and wellbeing.
  • Most of YouTube: This setting includes almost everything on YouTube such as live streams. It excludes videos marked as 18+ by our channels, systems, and reviewers. Videos include vlogs, tutorials, gaming videos, music videos, news, educational videos, DIY, arts and crafts, dance, and much more. Some videos will contain sensitive topics that may be appropriate for older teens, such as graphic violence, adult content, nudity, explicit profanity, and topics such as mental illness, dieting, and sexual health.

Availability by country/region

Supervised accounts on YouTube are available on mobile and computer in the following countries/regions:

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bolivia
Bosnia
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada (excluding Quebec)
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Czechia
Cyprus
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala
Honduras

Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malaysia
Malta
Mexico
Montenegro
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Norway
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay

Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Romania
Russia
Senegal
Serbia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Tanzania
Thailand
Uganda
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Venezuela
Vietnam
Zimbabwe
Hong Kong
Taiwan

Features turned off

Some features normally available in YouTube will be turned off for different content setting options. We’ll continue to work with parents and industry experts to introduce more features over time.

Here are some of the features that won’t be available:

Watch

  • Lives stream videos (unavailable only in the Explore content setting)
  • Posts

Engage

  • Comments
  • Live Chat

Create

  • Channel
  • Live stream
  • Posts
  • Public and unlisted playlist
  • Stories
  • Shorts
  • Video uploads

Buy

  • Channel memberships
  • Creator merchandise
  • Donations YouTube Giving
  • Movies & TV Shows
  • Super Chat & Super Stickers

YouTube Apps

  • YouTube Go
  • YouTube Music
  • YouTube Studio
  • YouTube TV
  • YouTube VR

Misc

  • Adding products on YouTube
  • Cast on TV
  • Connected gaming accounts
  • Incognito
  • Personalized ads
  • Restricted Mode
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