How to Block YouTube on Safari and Keep Your Kids Safe

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Are you looking for a way to block YouTube on your Safari browser? Whether you’re trying to keep your kids safe online or simply need some peace and quiet, there are several methods you can use to block YouTube on Safari.

The good news is that blocking YouTube on Safari is not difficult. You can use parental controls, browser extensions, or even the built-in Content Restrictions to help you achieve this goal. In this blog post, we’ll cover each of these methods in detail so you can start blocking YouTube today!

Parental Controls

If you want to block YouTube on your Mac computer, the easiest way is to use parental controls. To do this, go to System Preferences and then click Parental Controls. Create a new user account with parental controls and select it from the left menu. Click the Customize button and then add YouTube under Never allow these websites. Now all users will be blocked from accessing YouTube from Safari.

Browser Extensions

Another option for blocking YouTube on Safari is to use browser extensions. To do this, open YouTube in your browser and click on the extensions icon at the top right corner of the page. Then select Block Site extension and click “Block this site” button. That’s it! Now all users will be blocked from accessing YouTube in Safari without needing any further configuration steps.

Content Restrictions

If you want an even simpler approach, try using Content Restrictions in iOS devices with Safari installed. To do this, go to Settings > General > Restrictions > Apps, and choose Don’t Allow Apps. Then go back to Content Restrictions and tap Web Content > Limit Adult Websites > Block All Adult Websites (including YouTube). This will ensure that no one can access YouTube from Safari on your device without having access to your passcode.

No matter which method you choose for blocking YouTube on Safari, it’s important that you take some time to educate yourself about online safety so that you can keep your family safe online!

Blocking YouTube on Mac Safari

To block YouTube on your Mac Safari, open Safari and go to the WebBlock Preferences window. Under the WebBlock tab, click the small plus icon in the bottom left corner and enter “YouTube” as the website you wish to block. Once done, press “Add” and YouTube will be automatically blocked in Safari until you manually remove it from the list.

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Blocking YouTube on a Mac for Kids

In order to block YouTube on your Mac for kids, you need to use Parental Controls. To do this, go to System Preferences and click on Parental Controls. Then, create a new user account with parental controls and select it from the left menu. Finally, click the Customize button, and under Never allow these websites, add YouTube to the list. This will ensure that YouTube is blocked for any child user accounts on your Mac.

Blocking YouTube Completely

If you want to completely block YouTube, you can do so by using a browser or system-level blocker.

For a browser-level blocker, you can install an extension like Block Site or Stay Focused. These extensions allow you to add specific websites to your blacklist, preventing them from being accessed in the browser. Simply open the extension and add ‘’ to the list of blocked sites. Once added, YouTube will be completely blocked on that browser.

At the system level, most operating systems have parental controls that allow you to block certain websites and services. For example, Windows has its own built-in Parental Controls where you can block access to specific websites. Similarly, MacOS also has parental control options where you can enable content filtering and restrict access to certain websites.

Finally, if you want more control over what your family or kids are accessing online, third-party applications like Net Nanny and K9 Web Protection offer advanced features for blocking websites and monitoring activity.

Whichever method you choose, make sure that YouTube is completely blocked on all browsers and systems before allowing anyone else access to your computer or network.

Blocking an App on Safari

To block an app on Safari, you will need to use Content Restrictions in your device settings. First, go to the Apps section of Content Restrictions and select “Don’t Allow Apps”. This will block access to all apps installed on your device. Then, go back to Content Restrictions and tap “Web Content”. Tap “Limit Adult Websites” and follow the prompts to add specific websites or apps that you wuld like to restrict access to. Once the websites or apps have been added, they will be blocked from loading in Safari.

Blocking YouTube for Kids

Blocking YouTube for kids is easy and straightforward. First, go to the About tab on the channel page. Then, click Report user and select Block channel for kids. This option will only appear if you’re using your linked parent account. Once selected, YouTube will block access to the channel for anyone who is under the age of 13. To unblock a channel, simply go back to the Report user page and select Unblock channel for kids.

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Blocking YouTube on a Browser

Yes, you can block YouTube on your browser. There are a few different ways to do this, depending on the type of device you’re using.

For Windows or Mac computers, the easiest way is to edit the Hosts file. This file controls how your computer resolves domain names into IP addresses and allows you to block certain websites from opening. To edit the Hosts file, open up a text editor as an administrator and add “” at the bottom of the document (without quotes). This will block YouTube from opening in any browser on that computer.

If you’re using an iPhone, you can block YouTube by setting up content restrictions in your settings menu. Go to Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions > Allowed Apps and make sure YouTube is not checked off in the list of allowed apps.

For Android devices, you’ll need to download a third-party app like Kids Place or BlockSite that will allow you to block specific websites like YouTube. With these apps, you can easily set parental controls and restrict what content is allowed on your device or network.

Permanently Blocking YouTube on an iPhone

To permanently block YouTube on your iPhone, you will need to download and install the Freedom app. This app allows you to create blocklists of websites or apps that you can customize to prevent access. Once installed, sign into the Freedom website ( with your account and add YouTube to your blocklist. When you are ready to start blocking, simply select the “Start Blocking” option in the Freedom app and YouTube will be blocked until you decide to unblock it. With this method, you can have permanent control over what content your iPhone can access.

Can I Block YouTube Using an App?

Yes, the BlockSite app can be used to block YouTube on both Android and iOS. The app offers a variety of features to help you control your time and focus on productivity. You can use the Work Mode feature to block all distracting websites including YouTube, while Scheduling allows you to set specific times when you don’t want websites like YouTube to be accessible. Additionally, Site Redirect helps you replace blocked sites with more productive ones and the Adult Content blocker can help protect children from accessing inappropriate content.

Blocking Certain Websites on Safari for iPhone

To block certain websites on Safari for iPhone, you’ll need to open the Settings app and scroll down to Screen Time. Tap Content & Privacy Restrictions, then tap the toggle for Content & Privacy Restrictions to switch it to the right (a green background will appear around the switch). Tap Content Restrictions, then tap Web Content. You can then choose how you want to limit web access. You can select specific websites to block, or you can select “Limit Adult Websites” which will block websites that are knon to contain adult content. Once you have made your selection, be sure to tap Done in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Forcing an App to Block

To force an app to block, you first need to access Settings, then go to Apps. Once you have accessed the Apps screen, scroll down to the app that you want to block and tap on it. On the next screen, look for a setting called Data usage and access it. Here, you will be able to turn off the Data switch which will force the app to block any incoming or outgoing data. You can also restrict background data usage if needed.


In conclusion, blocking YouTube on Safari is a great way to protect yourself and your family from accessing inappropriate content. It can be done in several ways, such as using a browser extension, using parental controls or using WebBlock. All of these methods are easy to set up and use. Whichever method you choose, it will help keep your browsing experience safe and secure.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.