The Silicon Valley giant’s Family Link is a family parental controls service that allows parents to adjust numerous parameters for their children’s devices. They could restrict content, approve or disapprove apps, and set screen times- all through this service. This also helps the parents to restrict the type of videos their children can watch on the video streaming service.
However, there seems to be a glaring loophole in this setup that would allow children to bypass Family Link & view inappropriate YouTube videos. But before raising the curtains on this workaround, let’s make it clear that we aren’t promoting this by any means whatsoever. Many children have already decoded this workaround ages ago, we are simply making the parents aware of the same so that they can implement more restrictive measures on the same.
How can Kids can bypass Family Link & view inappropriate YouTube videos?
Well, it is quite simple- your children simply need to watch YouTube in Guest Mode. Once they do so, they can then easily watch NSFW, adult, and violent content on this streaming site. To make matters worse, even the Watch History isn’t saved while you are watching in this mode. So the parents wouldn’t be able to keep track of any video that their children had watched in Guest Mode.
Moreover, if you are wondering, there is no option from the parent’s end to turn off this Guest Mode on YouTube either. All in all, at the time of writing, there is nothing that you, as a parent could do when it comes to preventing your children from bypassing Family Link & viewing inappropriate YouTube videos! It’s really intriguing to note how could Google end up missing on such a basic yet crucial tweak that literally makes its Family Link useless for many.
With that said, we round off this post. As and when [and if] Google decides to act on this matter, we will update this post accordingly. In the meantime, do share your valuable opinions about this minute means of evasion that Google forgot to patch. Was it done intentionally to gather more traffic or it’s just something that isn’t currently occupying a higher position in the list of tasks to be executed? Well, we can’t even Google this query!
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