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    Default Is there a way to block YouTube on a chromebook?

    Title says it all.

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    Default Re: Is there a way to block YouTube on a chromebook?

    I don't know, but I would suggest googling for "chromebook website blacklist" and checking the various options that brings up.

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    Default Re: Is there a way to block YouTube on a chromebook?

    Quote Originally Posted by Klorox View Post
    Title says it all.
    Kid got a chromebook from the school, huh? (Mine did too)

    However, this looks to work:

    https://famisafe.wondershare.com/par...-computer.html
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    Default Re: Is there a way to block YouTube on a chromebook?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Hall View Post
    Kid got a chromebook from the school, huh? (Mine did too)

    However, this looks to work:

    https://famisafe.wondershare.com/par...-computer.html
    I'm ready to strangle him (not really). He looked at videos all day today.

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    Default Re: Is there a way to block YouTube on a chromebook?

    Quote Originally Posted by Klorox View Post
    I'm ready to strangle him (not really). He looked at videos all day today.
    Mine's current favorite is Kindly Keyin or something like that, which is far better than his previous of Hobby Kids TV.
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    Default Re: Is there a way to block YouTube on a chromebook?

    You might also need to check that teachers aren't using YouTube for actual content. Khan Academy's videos are on YouTube, and, as a teacher, I also ended up starting my own channel this year that's just Zoom recordings of me talking through my process while doing math problems using a document camera. If your kid's school is a Google school like mine, it's by far the easiest place for teachers to post their own videos.

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    Default Re: Is there a way to block YouTube on a chromebook?

    Do you have parental controls set up? You can block lots of things with parental controls.

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    Default Re: Is there a way to block YouTube on a chromebook?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sermil View Post
    Do you have parental controls set up? You can block lots of things with parental controls.
    When my son was younger, I blocked every copy of "Johnny, Johnny, Yes Papa" I could find. And a lot of religious channels.
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    Default Re: Is there a way to block YouTube on a chromebook?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sermil View Post
    Do you have parental controls set up? You can block lots of things with parental controls.
    Yeah, we did that. It took my son less than half a day to figure out that he could circumvent all restrictions on his account by not logging in.

    I was exasperated, but also quite proud. It's probably the most useful single thing he's ever learned.
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    Default Re: Is there a way to block YouTube on a chromebook?

    Yes, it's not too difficult to block YouTube, but you may not want to.
    1. If your kid doesn't need YouTube for educational purposes, you can blacklist the site with pretty much any parental controls program. Most common antivirus software include a blacklisting feature as well. That being said, kids are a lot smarter than you think and yours will probably learn to circumvent the blacklisting quickly. Speaking from experience, you probably have one or two weeks at most.
    2. Also speaking from experience, I would strongly advise against blacklisting the site. By doing so you are telling your kid "I don't trust you", which can be very damaging to your relationship with them.
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