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Blocking YouTube?

I recently started using Virgin Media for my broadband, and was pleased to find that sites containing adult content are blocked by default.

However, I have discovered that YouTube is not blocked by default even though it contains very strong adult content.  How am I able to restrict access to YouTube?  Is Virgin Media aware that YouTube contains this kind of content?

 

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james_drogan wrote:

I recently started using Virgin Media for my broadband, and was pleased to find that sites containing adult content are blocked by default.

However, I have discovered that YouTube is not blocked by default even though it contains very strong adult content.  How am I able to restrict access to YouTube?  Is Virgin Media aware that YouTube contains this kind of content?


You can add an exception in the Web Safe control panel to block it on your end - but it won't stop the youtube app. Link: https://my.virginmedia.com/my-apps/onlinesecurity/websafe/settings

YouTube has all kinds of content, most adult content there is locked by login screen requiring you to sign into an google account that has a date of birth > 18 years old.

Blocking youtube across the board would be like blocking Google search, isn't going to happen.

Edit: Added link.

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Re: Blocking YouTube?

Unfortunately the content I am referring to was available without requiring an account, and contained graphic pornography. I am disappointed that there is no way to block the YouTube app, this seems counter to Virgin Media's commitment to family safe usage.
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its also near impossible to block everything. if you want to block everything that may have adult content you need to block everything and white list just the child safe sites.

All search engines will need blocking. So will all forums and email.

Adult content shouldn't be freely on youtube so report that to google.
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Re: Blocking YouTube?

youtube is not something that could be blocked by your isp, however you may find this interesting.

http://www.wikihow.com/Block-YouTube

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Do as @apcyberax said and use the report button on the offending videos and they'll be reviewed. If the YouTube staff agree with you they'll mark them as age restricted (requiring you to login in with an account with a DOB >= 18 years old.)

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Thanks, I have reported the items as you suggested and they have been removed and the associated accounts closed.

Also, thanks for the Wiki How advice, I shall investigate those solutions.
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