Restrict YouTube Access

Applies to: Premium Members

Parent app: iOS and Android 

Article type: Optional steps

Manage YouTube Access

Parents may want to turn off YouTube access during Study or School time if your Child is distracted by videos. Options are available to block access to other common streaming media services from apps and websites.

From a Parent's phone or tablet:

  1. In Family, tap your Child's icon
  2. Move down and tap on Internet filters & rules 
  3. Tap Web categories 
  4. Select Search and streaming media 
  5. Tap to turn YouTube access on or off during Play, School, Study or Sleep time
    Blue allows access
    Red blocks access 
  6. Your Child may be accessing videos from other apps or websites
    Scroll down and block or allow access to other streaming video services 

Blocking Mature Content also blocks uncategorized videos. Many school teachers publish videos to YouTube and do not categorize their videos. (Family Zone uses YouTube's category data to allow or block videos on your Child's devices to match your settings.) 

If your Child has issues accessing a teacher's YouTube video, try allowing Mature content during Study or School daily Routine times.

Internet Filters & Rules Options

As a Parent, you may want to customize our recommended Internet filters and rules for:

  • Web categories (Dating, Education, Government, Hate Speech ...)
  • Search engines, SafeSearch, and streaming media (YouTube, Google, Bing ...)
  • Websites (specific web addresses)
  • Device features (Camera, In-App Purchases, App Installs ...)
  • Social networks and games (Minecraft Online, Skype, Tinder, Twitter ...)
  • Advanced (Malware, Piracy, New Websites ...)