How does filtering work with YouTube?

Sydney W.
Sydney W.
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Covenant Eyes will filter YouTube if you use the Strong Blocking Level.

YouTube Restricted Mode

Strong Blocking enforces YouTube Restricted Mode (Restricted Mode), and the member *can't turn it off on their device.

  • Restricted Mode is YouTube's parental control setting.
  • Restricted Mode disables comments on YouTube videos and blocks explicit videos.
  • Covenant Eyes has no control over what Restricted Mode blocks or doesn't block.
  • If you would like to learn more about Restricted Mode, you can read YouTube's article.

Overriding Restricted Mode

Only the Filter Guardian can override Restricted Mode and edit the Custom Website List in our online member portal, My Account.

Filtering YouTube is an all-or-nothing approach. You have two options with the Strong Blocking Level:

  1. Use Strong Blocking & Restricted Mode. Remember that Covenant Eyes cannot control or customize what Restricted Mode blocks or doesn't.

  2. *Use Strong Blocking & override Restricted Mode. Add the following YouTube websites as allowed websites via the Custom Website List:
    Now toggle off Restricted Mode on your devices. The rest of Strong Blocking will remain intact (we'll still block mixed-content sites, VPNs, etc.).

Blocking YouTube

If you want to, you can completely block YouTube on the Standard Blocking Level or the Strong Blocking Level. 

Add as a blocked website to your Custom Website List, and Covenant Eyes will block YouTube.

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