My 12 year old needs to access full version of youtube.

However whenever she goes to youtube.com website (in any browser) using it redirects her to https://www.youtubekids.com I have tried everything to allow her access to youtube.com but nothing seems to work.

She is setup to be managed by me as her parent in goolge family link app. I tried to remove her from being managed by me or to enable youtube from within the app but cannot find any settings for this that are mentioned in the user guides

When I goto https://myaccount.google.com for her account it saysenter image description here

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Most likely you will not be able to change this behaviour. Similar issues have been recorded again and again.

Google picks her date of birth initially entered in your account. Try changing that although I don't think it will work.

As a workaround she could temporarily log-out from the Google account or open a new private window to have full access.

Another alternative is to create a new member in your family account providing a new birthday, thus an older age (say 18 ) and have her use that on instead.

Editor Note: There is a specific official help center for this topic: Youtube Kids Parental Guide

  • Seems like an alternative worked for you. If you find the time it would be interesting (out of curiosity) to know the alternative you ended up using. Glad I could help. Mar 8, 2020 at 6:14
  • Thanks for the help - Using a 'new private window' was the easiest option that worked for me.
    – Daveo
    Mar 8, 2020 at 22:56

It's because her account age is set to be under 13 it does not allowed her to access normal YouTube, you'll either have to create a new account which the age is set to be over 13 or change the accounts age by contacting Google/YouTube support

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