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Google offers a SafeMode setting on YouTube that when enabled does a good job at removing objectionable content. Unfortunately SafeMode also blocks some good content which makes SafeMode unusable for some.

How to turn YouTube SafeMode on or off:

  1. If you are using Kibosh Shield
    1. This feature is only available to Kibosh Shield Pro, or Cloud customers.
  2.  If you are using Kibosh Cloud
    1. Log into your MyFilter Dashboard > Web Filter > Options, and then enable or disable YouTube SafeMode
      1. NOTE: This setting affects all devices
    2. If you are using the Kibosh Cloud’s secure WiFi
      1. Log into the Kibosh Cloud at http://192.168.10.1, and go to Parental Controls > Web Filter Settings > YouTube
        1. You can control which device(s) have SafeMode enforced
  3. If you are using a Kibosh Router
    1. Log into your MyFiter Dashboard > Web Filter > Options, and then enable or disable YouTube SafeMode.
      1. NOTE: This setting affects all devices.
    2. Log into the Kibosh Router at http://192.168.10.1, and go to Parental Controls > Web Filter Settings > YouTube
      1. You can control which device(s) have SafeMode enforced

How to confirm SafeMode is on or off:

  1. Method 1: go to www.youtube.com and scroll to the bottom: SafeMode will be ON, and it cannot be turned OFF if SafeMode is being enforced by Kibosh.
  2. Method 2: ping www.youtube.com – if you receive the IP address of 216.239.38.120 in the reply, SafeMode is ON. Any other IP it’s OFF.

NOTE: Google decides which videos fall under the SafeMode umbrella. Kibosh only enforces the SafeMode setting.

Per Google:

SafeMode is an optional setting that you can use to help screen out potentially mature content that you may prefer not to see or don’t want others in your family to see.

We use many signals—such as video title, description, metadata, Community Guidelines reviews, and age-restrictions—to identify and filter out potentially mature content.

When restricted mode is enabled, you will not be able to see comments on the videos you watch.

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