3.3 Keeping safe on Youtube
YouTube is a video-sharing website that is owned by Google. There are a range of safety features such as reporting tools and restricting access to inappropriate content in Safety Mode.
YouTube has a Policy and Safety Hub, where you can find out:
• how to report and what happens to reports
• tools and resources for staying safe on YouTube
• policies, for example what is and what is not allowed on YouTube
There are a range of helpful safety features:
- Flag content: report content that breaks the community guidelines
- Safety Mode: restrict access to age-inappropriate content
- Video privacy settings: you can make videos public, unlisted or private
- Blocking: prevent someone from commenting on your videos or sending you messages
- Comment moderation: stay in control of who can post comments on your videos
- File a privacy complaint: you can request the removal of videos that include your image, full name or personal information
Terms and conditions
YouTube's Community Guidelines explain what's allowed and not allowed. For example, YouTube does not accept content that is violent, threatening, bullying or pornographic.
13 years +
In order to create a YouTube account, you must be at least 13 years old.
It is possible to watch videos without registering an account, but you would not be able to post your own videos.