How do I determine which YouTube settings apply to my students' devices?

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There are multiple ways that YouTube Restricted Mode can be implemented for students - settings in Securly Safety Console, G Suite, and YouTube. The various settings impact how YouTube is consumed by your students. Here are some pointers to help you determine which settings govern your students’ YouTube experience at different times.

1. If the user is not logged into YouTube, the Securly Safety Console settings will take precedence over the G Suite settings.

2. If the user is logged into YouTube, the G Suite settings will take precedence over Securly Safety Console settings. Even when certain videos are added to the Global Allow list or policy level Allow list, the G Suite settings will take precedence in this scenario. 

The following table covers the most common scenarios in the case of #1 and #2:

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There are certain special settings that could, however, impact users’ YouTube access in addition to scenarios #1 and #2. 

3. If “Content Settings” are turned off in G Suite settings, then Securly Safety Console settings will take precedence over the G Suite settings. 

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4. If the “Restricted mode for YouTube” settings under “Safe Search and Restricted Mode” in G Suite are set to “Enforce strict restricted mode on YouTube”, then these YouTube settings will take precedence over both G Suite Youtube permissions and Securly settings. 

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