Every time when you search for something on YouTube, there are chances you come up with a result or suggestion carrying an inappropriate thumbnail, an abusive title or comment. It seems YouTube is not at all safe for kids and family.

If you are a YouTuber, and have your family and kids around most of the times, you definitely don’t want to use it unless you hide those inappropriate things on YouTube.

It’s a challenge for sites like YouTube to control the video content, as it asks the uploaders to set those preferences. The good thing is YouTube can actually control the safety on its videos. We’re going to get a look on how to make YouTube safe for minors and family.

No filter is 100% accurate, but it should help you avoid most inappropriate content.

Turning on Video safety mode on YouTube

Well this safety mode can work like parental control, and before we go any further, let me tell you what you are blocking by turning of the safety mode on YouTube:

  • As quotes by YouTube itself, Safety mode hides videos that may contain inappropriate content flagged by users and other signals.
  • The mode also enables Google SafeSearch, and turning it off will disable Google SafeSearch
  • Safety mode will be enabled everywhere you use YouTube with that account.
  • The comments will not be visible; as the comments mostly carry all kinds of abusive words.
  • The videos that may contain mature content, and a title that is NSFW (not safe for work). Even an exposing thumbnail would be considered to hide a video when the safety is turned on.

Now that you know what you’re seizing, lets move onto how to enable the safety.

  1. Sign into your YouTube account and scroll down to the bottom you the YouTube website.
  2. In the footer area of the site where you see language and country options, you also have a button labelled as Safety. Click that button.
    YouTube Safety Mode
  3. You notice an option list toggled when you click the Safety button. Just select “On” and save. Optionally, you may also “Lock” safety mode for your browser–that would turn the safety mode on for YouTube on that particular web browser.

That’s all you are needed to do. As YouTube itself depends on several signals and user reporting (flagging) to hide inappropriate content, you can expect 90% safety with this filter turned on. Let me know your experiences with it through comments, you may also like to subscribe to my YouTube channel.