Are you worried about your child’s behavior on YouTube? Worry no more because this article will teach you how to set up parental controls for your child on YouTube.

Many people, including children, like to browse the Internet, especially watching videos on YouTube.

However, parents are already very worried about what their children are doing on Internet-driven YouTube, his is because the Internet is full of content that is not suitable for children, including content that promotes violence, terrorism, adulthood, or legitimate deception.

Many cases of children being harmed by exposure to these content on the Internet or on certain social media platforms abound. Some people have suffered different types of injuries, including emotional, psychological, mental, and even physical injuries from predators on the Internet. Therefore, parents worry that they cannot monitor and control their children’s online behavior.

However, some social media platforms and video sites have realized this concern and have taken control measures on their platforms. They have been able to enable parental controls on their platform so that parents can decide what their children can consume on the Internet, YouTube is one of the platforms that adopts this control measure.

YouTube is a video sharing platform that allows you to watch, share and upload videos online. A lot of content is shared on YouTube every day, some for learning and some for entertainment. The video platform makes learning very easy.

There is absolutely nothing you can’t find on the platform. Many parents will like their children to learn things other than what is taught in school. However, they want to control what their children do on the platform, and the platform provides a way to do this.


Setting up parental controls on YouTube is very easy, all you have to do is use YouTube settings to restrict access to YouTube. By doing this, you will put your child’s account in restricted mode. The restricted mode of your child’s account means that they will not be able to post comments and flagged videos that contain inappropriate content.


To enable parental controls on YouTube using your browser, follow the steps below to set up parental controls on YouTube.

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  • On YouTube, log into your account, click on the picture icon in the top right corner
  • Go to settings
  • From the next panel, select “General.”
  • It Opens another panel, scrolls down and toggles “Restricted Mode” to put it on.

However, you should know that restricted mode only applies to the browser you are using. So if you turn it off on Chrome, you must turn it off on other browsers when you log in.


Some parents hope to distribute mobile phones and tablets to their children so that they can entertain and watch educational videos. This may not be safe because you don’t know what they are doing every time. However, to ensure that they are not affected by inappropriate content, you can limit the type of content they view on the app.

  • Go to your Google Play app and click the menu in the upper left corner.
  • Click “Settings” in the left panel. If “Parental Control” is off, select “Parental Control” to turn on “Parental Control”.
  • Then it will take you to a small form where you fill in a 4-digit password that your child will not know. Make sure it is something you will always remember. It will ask you to confirm the pin. So you enter the pin again.
  • Then choose the restriction and filtering options that suit your child. After all this is done, make sure to click “Save Settings” to save everything you have done.


To enable parental control directly on the Youtube app follow the procedures below;

  • On your device, launch the YouTube app
  • Sign in to your YouTube account
  • Tap on the right corner, where there is a picture icon
  • A panel will open
  • Click on “Settings”
  • Then click “General”.
  • After clicking “General”, it opens another panel, scroll below and toggle on the “restricted mode” option to put it on.


YouTube TV is a subscription service of YouTube that allows you to watch live TV from major radio and popular cable networks. Just as normal YouTube has its own TV, YouTube kids also have their own YouTube TV.

To enable parental controls for your child’s YouTube Kids TV experience, you need to change the settings. Please follow the steps below.

  • Launch the YouTube kids app
  • At the top corner of the YouTube kids app, tap the lock icon.
  • Enter your custom password or complete the task given to you there.
  • Navigate to “Settings”.
  • From there, you can enable a restriction for your child.
  • Enable restriction by doing the following;  blocking comments, choose how content can be selected on the app, approve content, turnoff search, watch and delete history, pause history and remove YouTube premium.