Helps your kids stay focused during homeschooling. Blocks general YouTube access, but still allows individual videos to be watched.
Much like the rest of the world, we've been homeschooling our kids. And during this time, YouTube has been somewhat of a distraction (i.e., our kids have been watching it instead of paying attention during class).
From what I can tell, there's no great way to deal with this problem. We can't block YouTube outright, because some of their teachers use it for class. So, instead, I created this Chrome extension.
Here's how it works:
• Try to visit youtube.com directly, and you'll see a message saying "Sorry, you can't watch YouTube right now."
• Try to visit a YouTube link from Google search results, and you'll see the same message.
• Click on a link from the teacher (or a direct link) and you'll see the video but nothing else (i.e., all of YouTube's search bars and recommended videos will be hidden).
Note: I understand that it's easy for kids to get around this, but thankfully my kids don't know how. If you can think of a way to improve this plugin, please contribute!