YouTube is, along with Twitch and TikTok, one of the most visited applications and websites. According to Statista, the most visited page in the world is Google, followed by YouTube. The reasons are many. Mainly because it has videos for all tastes: musicals, humor, tutorials, video games, television programs, and a long etcetera. But not all content is suitable for all ages. How to manage what your children see on YouTube? With the help of Qustodio and its parental controls for YouTube.
What we commonly call parental control for YouTube, Qustodio calls it YouTube Monitoring. This is a very practical function of Qustodio to monitor the activity that your children do on this online video platform. It is available on Android, Mac, Windows, and iOS. Its purpose, to help you better understand the content that your children see on YouTube and to curb inappropriate content.
Parental control of YouTube
Qustodio is a service that allows you to limit the time of use of devices, to know what your children are doing with those devices, and limit access to certain applications, games, or content. And among its functions, we can manage access to YouTube.
Specifically, from Android devices, you can see the content seen by your children in the YouTube app and on the YouTube website. On Mac, Windows, and iOS, you will see what your children have seen on the YouTube website, as well as their search history.
If you also use Qustodio Premium, you can block or limit the use of YouTube from the Rules> YouTube Monitoring section. You can block access to the web, the app, or both. You can also limit the time of use so that they do not spend the whole day in front of YouTube. The limit to the web version of YouTube is compatible with most browsers, such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.
How to manage YouTube for your children
To use this YouTube parental control function, you must install Qustodio on the devices to be monitored and create an account for yourself and another for your child or dependent minor. From your Qustodio parent app, you can manage limits and permissions. You will also see what videos your children have seen from their profile, in the search and playback history. And if you have other parental controls activated such as blocking unsuitable content, you will see the blocked content in the timeline.
Another advantage of Qustodio and its parental control for YouTube is that it allows you to watch the videos that appear in your child’s history. You just have to click on the video and then on See details. This way you will know if they have seen suitable content or if you should talk to them about certain topics related to the videos played.
If your children use YouTube Music or YouTube Kids, you must manage their use from Rules> Games and applications. There you can block its use or limit the access time. Unfortunately, you will not be able to access the history of consulted videos unless you can consult it directly on the device itself.