For parents wondering how to restrict viewing on YouTube, there is a YouTube safety mode titled ‘Restricted Mode’. When enabled, Restricted Mode makes some potentially dangerous content unviewable for a YouTube user. YouTube’s algorithms flag content as potentially mature through observing the titles and additional content provided for their videos by content creators including the description and keywords. It is important to note that YouTube has acknowledged this algorithm-based filtering system is not always 100% accurate and therefore risks missing content.
Restricted Mode can be enabled by toggling ‘on’ for ‘Restricted Mode’ in the ‘Account’ menu.