Can someone advise me on YouTube on Smart Tv? It was on the Restricted Mode, but Playboy links still accessed. How is that possible?

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Can someone please advise me on YouTube on Smart Tv? I thought it was in the Restricted Mode, however Playboy links on You/Tube were accessed. How is that possible? Can I ask this question in CE Community, since it's not directly linked to CE?
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Pam Walker

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  • upset this is accessible.

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I don't own a Smart TV, but I suspect that Restricted Mode on YouTube is independent of the device that is viewing the YouTube content: whether mobile phone, tablet, PC, Mac, or Smart TV.  Googling all three terms together (one search for YouTube "restricted mode" "smart tv") came up with a promising article from last year: https://protectyoungeyes.com/youtube-restricted-mode-parental-controls/

Another link on how to use it: http://parentswhofight.com/using-restricted-mode-on-youtube/

Whether CE could be installed on a Smart TV would depend on the operating system of the device. I am assuming that CE cannot be installed, and you are asking how the inappropriate links could be accessed with Restricted Mode in place.

Just enter the terms "youtube" and "restricted mode" into Google, and you'll see a variety of explanations how to disable, bypass, circumvent, or turn off Restricted Mode, including step-by-step tutorials posted on YouTube itself.  (I hope this information doesn't stumble anyone reading this message.) I don't know if they work and I've never tried it. The important thing, I believe, is to know how to have the difficult conversation about p**n with your children or family members, and why it is verboten under your roof. Hope this helps.
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Thanks so much Eric. I’ll research this.