YouTube has introduced a safeguard, enabling parents to keep their children away from content aimed at mature viewers.
YouTube calls its Safety Mode “an opt-in setting that helps screen out potentially objectionable content that you may prefer not to see or don't want others in your family to stumble across while enjoying YouTube.
“An example of this type of content might be a newsworthy video that contains graphic violence such as a political protest or war coverage,” YT’s blog says. “While no filter is 100% perfect, Safety Mode is another step in our ongoing desire to give you greater control over the content you see on the site.”
Users can opt into Safety Mode by clicking on a link at the bottom of each page. The preference can even be locked in to the user’s YT password.
A video clip explaining Safety Mode can be viewed here.