YouTube’s Safety Mode blocks objectionable content

Video sharing site YouTube has introduced Safety Mode, a new parental control feature that helps par

The optional feature, introduced on Tuesday, uses a filter to screen news videos with sexually suggestive clips and graphic violence besides screening offensive text comments. Users can scroll to the bottom of the website and turn the Safety Mode "on" to activate the filter.

When a keyword such as "naked" is typed in the search, the filter displays a message informing users that it has blocked the results. Other keywords, such as "violence," may return filtered results with less offensive videos. The filter blocks offensive text by replacing it with asterisks.

For an unfiltered experience, users should turn off the filter, and they need to log on to their accounts to lock their preferences.