How to Block YouTube on Chromebook: Two Simple Methods

Tap Manage settings >, Google Chrome >, Manage sites and tap Blocked. Type in when prompted. Tap Save .

Do you want to block certain websites on your Chromebook? Maybe you want to limit the amount of time your child spends on YouTube or restrict access to social media sites for productivity reasons. Whatever the reason, we’ve got you covered. In this post, we’ll show you two simple methods for blocking any website on Google Chrome.

Method One: Use Chrome’s Built-in Tool

To demonstrate the first method, we’ll use Facebook as an example. First, go to your profile on Facebook and click on the lock symbol next to the web address. Then, click on “site settings.” The only permission you need to toggle off is javascript. Change it from “allow” to “block.” When you go back to Facebook and hit refresh, you’ll see that nothing happens. The website is effectively blocked. You can use the same method to block any website, including YouTube.

The nice thing about this method is that as long as you don’t show your children how to unblock it, they won’t know how to undo the block. They would have to know to click on the link to go to the site settings and enable javascript.

Method Two: Use the Block Site Extension

Another method to block websites is to use the Block Site extension. To use it, go to the Chrome store and search for “Block Site Chrome.” Click on the first link and add the extension. Block Site has over a million users and a lot of cool features, such as blocking by category, customizing block pages, and unlimited blocking lists. However, the free version has some limitations. You can only block up to six websites at a time, and it tries to sell you a product. Additionally, if you have children, they’ll know what’s blocking the website because it says “Block Site.” They’ll know how to potentially turn it off.

To block a website using Block Site, click on the puzzle piece in the top right corner of your browser and select Block Site. Click on the gear wheel in the top right corner to access your block list. Add the website you want to block, and it will redirect you to a page that says it’s blocked. However, we recommend using Chrome’s built-in tool instead of Block Site.

Bonus Tip: Blocking Images

If you want to make a website look like it’s working but without any images, you can toggle off images. This is useful if you want to frustrate your children who are playing an addictive video game. To do this, go to site settings and toggle off images.

In conclusion, there are two simple methods for blocking any website on Google Chrome: using Chrome’s built-in tool and using the Block Site extension. We recommend using the first method because it’s more effective and doesn’t have any limitations. However, if you prefer using an extension, Block Site is a good option. Don’t forget to keep your children in the dark about how to unblock websites. Good luck!


How can I block YouTube on my child's school Chromebook?
Open the Family Link app .Select your child.Tap Controls Content restrictions Google Chrome. Approved sites or Blocked sites.Add a website or domain.In the top left, tap Save.
How do I block YouTube completely on Chrome?
Go to Policies Administrative Templates Google. Google Chrome.Enable Block access to a list of URLs. ... Add the URLs that you want to block. ... Enable Allows access to a list of URLs.Add the URLs that you want users to access. ... Deploy the update to your users.