Attached are 2 rulesets for enforcing YouTube Safety mode. The zip files contain the ruleset, a custom blockpage and a README describing the installation steps. v4 is an advanced version of a simpler v2 ruleset that I originally developed based on a request from another SE. The nice thing about the v4 ruleset is that it gracefully handles situations where cookies are blocked. The ruleset would be much simpler without these features, but they do show off some of the cool features of MWG7 that newer users may not have been exposed to previously.
The simpler version (v2) looks like this:
the youtube safety mode is not working any more with my mwg 7.1.6 or there has something changed with youtube.
Will there be a new version of the ruleset available?
did you try the one here:
It is a 2 minute rule set but it worked pretty well. I am not sure if it is still working. I also don´t know if it is the same as above. Maybe you can have a look.
We want to have Youtube as a SafeSearchEnforcer supported search engine in the future. But for the meantime we could probably create a new rule set to enforce safe search.
why is the ruleset working for you?? I installed a fresh mwg, instaled the the default policy and imported your ruleset. It´s not working.... looks strange.
If you need any information if you want to debug this please let me know.
Youtube changed their site. The ruleset could probably be modified to account for the change. But unfortunately I do not have the time to modify and test. Sorry.
There are two issues with v4 that I know of. The first is that the set safety mode page link doesn't work, it's probably because the parameter is now expected in a POST rather than a GET. The second issue is that Google changed the page and The HTML element at the bottom that indicates the status of safety mode has drastically changed. I looked at this briefly over the weekend but did not have time to fix. Don't know when I can get to it.
I have created a Product Feature Request (SN#10829) to create a YouTube SafetyMode Enforcer rule.
We have been using the Rule Set (V4) as described above for some time now, but has stopped around XMas. The command http://youtube.com/set_safety_mode?safety_mode=true@nexturl=http://youtube.com that was incorporated in the YouTube Block page no longer works and from what I can gather now requires the current associated sessionID.
Perhaps the below articles from Google/YouTube may help in modifying the rulesets. Do let me know.
Google SafeSearch and SSL Search for Schools
Google SSL Search