I am using Youtube parental controls for my 9-year-old's iPad. The standard way to do this is to create a Google account for your child, which I have, and then choose one of two options:
(1) Use the Youtube Kids app.
(2) Use the standard Youtube app and choose a content option (9+, 13+, etc).
I'm exploring option (2). (When I originally got the iPad, I set it up to be restricted following some kind of tutorial that I no longer remember. I think the options above are more recent, unless the tutorial was just not complete.)
So I go into my Youtube account and select the parental controls from (on iPhone):
[My Icon in Youtube] -> Settings -> Parent Settings -> [My Child's Account]
Then on the "Youtube and Youtube Music Settings" you can Edit and select what you want, here I've selected "Explore" (9+).
Ok, so now I go on my child's iPad, which is signed into Youtube using my child's account. First, I notice that there is no "Parent Settings" in her account - great, I don't want her changing my Parent settings.
However, there appears to be no indication as to whether her Youtube experience recognizes that she is be limited using the "Explore" (9+) option. How do I tell whether it's working???
Worse: if I go to her Settings -> General, there is a "Restricted Mode" setting which I can toggle ON/Off signed on as her account. This mode is described as "This helps hide potentially mature videos. This setting only applies to this app on this device." What???
How is there a setting for my child's account that can toggle mature video on and off???
This entire thing is not clear at all. What is Google doing? Can anyone give some insight?