Minimum age according to Reddit
13+ Minimum age according to Reddit

What is Reddit?

Reddit is a social news aggregation and discussion site where you can share stories, links, images and videos, send messages and group chat. Topics and interests are organised into communities, which you can follow, comment on and vote on posts to increase their visibility. Content on Reddit can also be shared with and from third-party websites and apps like TikTok, Snapchat, and Imgur.

Reddit promotes free speech and the open sharing of ideas. The topics covered are extremely diverse and may include anything from puppies and children’s shows to pornography and violence. While it is moderated by admins, bots and volunteer users, each community sets its own standards. Mature content is not shown until a user declares they 18 or over however, there is no age verification system in place.

Reddit is free to join, with a paid, premium version available which has the advertising removed. 

In 2020, Reddit acquired video editing mobile app Dubsmash.


Apps: Android, Apple iOS

How do people use Reddit?

Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use social news aggregation and discussion sites like Reddit.

Reddit is used for: anonymous communication, content sharing, in-app purchasing, messaging/online chat, online relationships, photo/video sharing and screen capture

How can you report inappropriate content, block a user or get personal data removed?

These links are provided by Reddit:

  • Report spam, abuse or content
    Use this page to report spam, abuse or other issues including inappropriate content or concerns about someone’s safety.
  • Block a user
    Get instructions on how to block a user in chat, to prevents them from communicating with you anywhere in Reddit.
  • The report button
    Learn about the anonymous report button that is shown on all posts and comments when you are logged into Reddit. 
  • Support requests
    Identify your issue and submit a support request to the owners of Reddit, Reddit Inc.
  • Removing data
    Learn how to delete posts, comments, chats and messages from Reddit and stop third-party applications from accessing your information.

How can you protect your personal information?

This link is provided by Reddit:

  • Privacy Policy
    Learn how Reddit collects, stores and shares your personal information.

Key safety links

These links are provided by Reddit:

  • User Agreement
    The terms you agree to by using Reddit.
  • Content Policy 
    Understand Reddit’s Content Policy, including the Not Safe for Work (NSFW) tag, unwelcome content and prohibited behaviour.
  • Reddit Help
    Browse Reddit Help for assistance with specific issues.

Last updated: 04/06/2024

The eSafety Guide helps you find out how to protect your personal information and report harmful content on common social media, games, apps and sites. Entries are for information only and are not reviews or endorsements by eSafety. Before choosing to use any online service or platform it’s best to:

  • do your own research to understand the risks and benefits
  • check the age rating and requirements
  • consider privacy
  • check the permissions and other settings
  • check the in-app reporting options.

If you are a parent or carer who is deciding whether a child should be allowed to use an online service or platform, you can also:

  • consider your child's readiness for the types of content and experiences they might encounter
  • help them understand what to do if they need help
  • provide ongoing support and monitoring, for example through regular check-ins with your child
  • agree to some rules about use of each service or platform.

To find out more, you can read the App checklist for parents, as well as information about parental controls in social media, games and apps and mental wellbeing resources for families.