If you don’t like seeing NSFW or kid-inappropriate videos popping up in your search results and suggested videos, YouTube now has a Safety Mode to do the heavy-lifting for content filtering for you.
We’ll be the first to point out that there is no infallible filtering technique and that if you’re relying on something like the YouTube Safety Mode filter to keep your teenage son away from his daily dose of internet-supplied cleavage then you’re not going to have much luck. However, if you just want to clean up the search results and suggested videos in YouTube so that when you go to show your cubemate a funny YouTube video at work the bank of suggested videos that pops up next won’t lead to you sitting in the HR office or you want to look up something on YouTube to show your preschooler without them wondering what exactly “furries” are, it’s a great tool.
Check out the video below to see it in action:
Have a handy tool for keeping things safe for work and little eyes? Let’s hear about it in the comments.
Safety Mode: Giving You More Control on YouTube [The Official Google Blog]