Important update regarding the forcing of Youtube safesearch using WebScreen 2.0

Major changes to the way the Youtube safesearch facility operates (implemented by its owner Google) have meant that, for the last few months, it has not been possible to enforce Youtube safesearch through filtering policies configured in WebScreen 2.0. Safesearch could be configured within the Youtube site but this would have to be done on an individual basis for all users.

However, we are pleased to announce that, as of 8 March 2012, work carried out by Atomwide and its technology partners once again makes it possible to enforce safesearch within the site by switching on the safesearch functionality within the relevant filtering policy.

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