This is a follow-up post on how to enable YouTube safety mode on your computer.
A couple weeks ago, I shared about my discovery of YouTube’s safety mode. If you haven’t read it, please go ahead and check it out. We’ll wait for you…
Well, I discovered from that post that I wasn’t the last person on Earth to know about it. Do you mind if I consider that a sign that there may be hope for my non-tech savvy self after all?
When I was learning how to set up safety mode on my computer, I came across one sentence that said it was available for mobile and with the YouTube app. I tucked that information away because it seemed like everybody said it wasn’t available. But I didn’t do anything with the information because I didn’t have a mobile phone at that time.
I’ve received a few questions about how to enable YouTube safety mode on a mobile. So with the help of a couple readers (you rock!), we may have figured it out completely.
- Log into your YouTube account.
- Select the Menu icon.
- Select Settings.
- Select Safe Search and change it to the setting you desire.
One reader pointed out that she could not lock the Safe Search option from there. She went into her Google account, went to Settings on the bottom right corner, and locked the safety mode from there. (Thank you, Sandi!) YouTube Safety Mode and Google SafeSearch are linked, so it makes sense that this would work.
Now this is where I gently remind you that the YouTube safety mode is not 100 percent accurate so adult supervision is always the best way to keep your children safe while on the internet.
I hope this helps! If you know of another way to set up safety mode on a mobile or the YouTube app, please share with us in the comments!