Explicit content intended to be sexually rewarding (such as pornography) is not permitted on YouTube. Videos with fetish material will be banned or made age-restricted. Most violent, gory, or humiliating fetishes are not permitted on YouTube. In fact, videos that include any type of sexual activity involving physical violence against women or girls are likely to be removed from the site.
If you have a video that violates these rules, we'll take it down immediately. Before taking any legal action, however, we give you the opportunity to send an email explaining why you think your video has been wrongly taken down. If we agree that your video does not violate our guidelines but we still decide to remove it, then we'll explain why in writing before deleting it.
In addition to removing explicit content, we also don't allow advertisements on videos containing child exploitation imagery or fraudulent activities. We use machine learning and human reviewers to scan videos for inappropriate content. If we find anything questionable, we may ask you to correct it or remove it from your channel.
Finally, copyrighted materials belong to their creators; posting them without permission is illegal. If we believe that a video infringes on another party's copyright, we will take action by removing the video from our site if requested by the rights holder.
The company also states that it will take action against content that misinforms viewers or encourages harmful behavior.
YouTube has a Community Guidelines section where users can report videos that break the rules. If a video violates more than one rule, it may be removed from the site. Videos that are reported twice within a single week are automatically removed from the platform.
In addition to removing videos that violate its terms of service, YouTube has taken down videos that show how to make guns, discuss killing people, and promote suicide.
Furthermore, the website also deletes videos that contain requests for donations or that include links to other websites containing such requests. The company says it takes this action to keep its service free of advertisements and to give more weight to videos that are reported by users rather than discovered through algorithmic detection.
Finally, videos that contain copyrighted material without permission from the rights holder are not allowed on the platform. This includes music videos, film trailers, and television shows.
Users on YouTube may report or "flag" any objectionable video on the platform. While reporting a YouTube video, you stay anonymous. Any account that broadcasts improper content on YouTube on a regular basis may be blocked or canceled.
The good news is that YouTube has put a stop to emotionally charged and violent stunts and pranks. Even with the most innocent search, you should keep an eye on what your child is seeing on YouTube since inappropriate stuff might appear. YouTube Kids was created to provide a secure environment for children aged 7 and up. It's recommended for all parents who want to give their kids a head start in technology without exposing them to negative influences.
YouTube is not safe for young children to use by themselves. They can watch videos featuring cartoon characters doing inappropriate things (like eating cookies after they've been slapped), which could lead to them trying such acts out themselves. Children should always be watched by someone who knows how to manage unsupervised computer use.
Young users should also never be allowed to log in to accounts with whom they are not familiar. This includes family members' accounts. If you have an account that your child is allowed to use, lock it down so that he or she cannot access it unless specified. Only give your child access to their own account so that they know how to contact you if they get into trouble while using YouTube.
Children should also never click on links in emails or other messages. Let them know not to click any links in messages they do not understand.
Parents should also set up privacy controls for their children's accounts so that they can decide what content they see.
YouTube does not permit content that endangers kids' mental and physical well-being. A minor is someone who is under the legal age of majority, which is generally anyone under the age of 18 in most countries/regions. If you come across any content that violates our policy, please report it. We'll take care of the rest.