How old does a user have to be to use YouTube?
In order to create a YouTube account, we require users to confirm that they are at least 13 yrs old. Users who enter any age younger than 13 will be prohibited from creating YouTube accounts. In addition, if a user's video gets flagged and, upon review, we determine that the user has inaccurately stated their age during the account creation process, we will suspend their account.
What do I do if I come across inappropriate content on YouTube?
If you see a video or comment that violates our Community Guidelines, flag the video. This is the fastest way to bring potentially inappropriate content to our attention. YouTube policy specialists review flagged videos 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. If a video contains a privacy or harassment violation involving a student or a teacher, please have that individual or their legal guardian contact us by visiting the Safety Center.
Can I file a privacy or harassment claim on behalf of my students?
- Only a parent or legal guardian may file a complaint on behalf of a child. If you are concerned that content on the site is harassing a student or violating his/her privacy, please contact the student's parents or legal guardian and let them know of the potentially violating content.
Can I file a privacy or harassment complaint on behalf of another teacher or school employee?
- We only accept first-party complaints, which means that only those individuals who believe their privacy has been violated or who feel they are personally being harassed by a video or comment may file a complaint. If you encounter a video that you believe either harasses or violates the privacy of a fellow teacher or school employee, please let them know and have them contact us directly through the Safety Center.
What do I do if someone posts a video of a school performance?
If you believe the video either harasses or violates the privacy of a fellow teacher or a student, please have that individual or their legal guardian contact us through our Help & Safety Tool. For privacy complaints, we will remove content only if the individual(s) featured are clearly identifiable.
What do I do if someone posts a video taken on school grounds?
Can I use YouTube videos for educational purposes within the classroom?
- YouTube does not own the content posted to the site and is therefore not in a position to grant you permission to use it. Only the actual owner of the content can grant such permission. To get in touch with the owner of a video, click on their channel. From there, you'll be able to send them a note requesting permission using our private messaging system.
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