Web Security: Enforce YouTube Safe Search
Add YouTube as a Safe Search option like Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
BTW I found that smoothwall has had this for some time http://www.edugeek.net/forums/internet-related-filtering-firewall/50497-force-youtube-safety-mode.html
Based on this mcafee post it looks like there isn't a nice simple way to do this
I've been trying to figure out if the sophos utm product had this feature. This is a must have for my work. Guess we'll have to look at palo alto. I'd love to get something that can do this for a home network as well since can't afford to get an enterprise product.
When!! I need this option
100% agree with Michael, some of youtube's content in normal mode is definitively not for kids and in some cases NSFW. From my testing "Youtube Safety" mode works well.
It also sounds like a low hanging fruit since you have a rewrite rules mechanisms in place for google, bing and yahoo.
Michael Smith commented
this is now becoming a bigger issue as YouTube grows and the content gets worse and worse (not all of it of course).
I know sophos have a big share in the education sector in Australia and features like this would definitely help improve the safety of internet access at schools.