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Web Security: Enforce YouTube Safe Search

Add YouTube as a Safe Search option like Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

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    PaulPaul shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Web Protection: Add enforcement of "safety mode" for youtube.com  ·   · 

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello - Any update on the projected implementation date? With only UTM available, I am not finding any sort of work around for enforcing youtube restricted mode on all platforms, devices.

      • Some InfoSome Info commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        **********************************************
        # Youtube Safe Search

        RewriteCond URL .*youtube\.com.*
        RewriteHeader Cookie: (.*) PREF=f2=8000000

        RewriteRule (.*)?youtube\.com(.*\?.*) $1youtube.com$2&safety_mode=true [I,L]
        **********************************************

        ***********************
        ; === Safety Mode for YouTube ===
        <proxy BC_SafeSearch_YouTube_cookies> url.domain=youtube.com
        request.header.cookie="PREF=" action.BC_SafeSearch_YouTube_Cookie_Rewrite(yes)
        action.BC_SafeSearch_YouTube_Cookie_append(yes)
        define action BC_SafeSearch_YouTube_Cookie_Rewrite
        rewrite( request.header.Cookie, "(PREF=[^,]+)", "$(1)&f2=8000000" )
        end
        define action BC_SafeSearch_YouTube_Cookie_append
        append( request.header.Cookie, "PREF=f2=8000000" )
        end
        ; === End of Safety Mode for YouTube ===
        ***********************

      • EachEach commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can we please get this working? I have some insight to the mechanics other solutions are using to enforce this with specific header rewrites, etc and would be happy to help in any way I can to get this working.

      • Nick HardyNick Hardy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any update on when this is planned yet? It is now over 2 years since the status was changed to "planned".

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • JFRichardJFRichard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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 SmithMichael Smith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

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