Not blocking youtube

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Covenant Eyes isn't blocking youtube embedded videos and when I click on the embedded video, I can access the main youtube site.  (I've blacklisted youtube.com, ytimg.com and googlevideo.com)
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Andy Wong

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Posted 4 years ago

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Samantha, Alum

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Hi Andy,
    Thanks for the post! Youtube and other Google hosted sites tend to be a lot harder to efficiently block than other sites because of the encryption Google utilizes.  The best chance to completely block Youtube through our Covenant Eyes filter is to make sure you are running the latest version of Covenant Eyes (6.0.16 for Windows, 2.8.6 for Mac, 3.1.2 for iOS, and 3.0.0.8 for Android), use a browser other than Google Chrome, and ensure that you have all relevant links in your block list. Along with the three that you've blocked, you will want to add ggpht.com, s.youtube.com, and m.youtube.com.  

I hope that helps!
Samantha