How to set up YouTube restrictions via Securly?


YouTube restricted mode is a great way to limit students’ access to inappropriate content on YouTube. Setting up the YouTube restricted mode will give you greater flexibility with the administration of videos and channels. You can allow specific videos for specific groups of students to suit their educational requirements.   

You can check your current YouTube restrictions by clicking here before proceeding with the setup. 

  1. Login to the Securly admin console.
  2. Navigate to any policy you want to set the YouTube restricted mode for. 
  3. Toggle the switch for 'Lock YouTube restricted mode' for network enforcement of YouTube Restricted mode.


Note that these settings are superseded by the YouTube App or user settings for the user when the user is logged into a school account.

By default, Google authentication does not affect YouTube authentication. This means, just because you are logged into Google does not necessarily mean you're logged into YouTube. If you would like to tie authentication for Google and YouTube together, please consider enabling the settings in G Suite.

For more about setting up YouTube restricted mode in YouTube and G Suite, check out the technical paper here


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