YouTube is a user-generated video sharing platform which allows people to discover, watch and share videos.
Website URL: www.youtube.com
YouTube is not intended for children under the age of 13. YouTube accounts are available to people over the age of 13. If a YouTube account is created, you then have access to additional functions including uploading and commenting on videos.
YouTube will not create account for anyone that lists their age as under 13.
Right: an example of YouTube's creating an account page.
By default, videos that you upload can be seen by anyone. If you upload a video, YouTube allows you to limit the exposure of that video by making it private.
If a video is set to private, only the uploader and invited YouTube users can view the video. If a video is set to unlisted, then only users that have the link to the video will able to see it. Private and unlisted videos will not appear in search results.
You can visit YouTube's Private Videos page to learn how to make your video private.
Right: an example of how to adjust YouTube's privacy settings.
Safety Mode on YouTube is an opt-in setting that can help screen out potentially objectionable content. YouTube uses community flagging and other content signals to filter out inappropriate content.
By default, Safety Mode is switched off. To switch on Safety Mode, you can:
Right: an example of how to adjust YouTube's Safety Mode settings.
You can control which comments appear on your videos. YouTube offers the following three options:
To access this setting, you can:
Right: an example of how to control comments on your videos.
More information on controlling your comments is available at YouTube's Control Commenting on my Videos page.
You can report content that violates YouTube's Community Guidelines by flagging it. Flagging videos does not take them down straight away, but sends a report back to YouTube staff to review the flagged video.
To flag a video, you can:
Right: an example of how to flag a video as inappropriate on YouTube.
More information on flagging videos is available at YouTube's Community Guidelines Violations page.
To report a case of harassment, privacy or bullying, you can visit YouTube's Help and Safety Tool page.
You can block users from making comments on your videos or sending you messages. To block a user, you can:
Right: an example of how to block a user on YouTube.