Think before you post...
Is what you are filming or posting something you'd want your boss, future employer, parents or future in-laws to see? Could your video put you in a potentially dangerous situation? When posting videos of yourself or a friend, think about the potential consequences. Once a video is online, you never know who might see it. If it is copied or reposted, you might not be able to remove every copy and it could take on a life of its own. Consider using YouTube's &hl=en-GB privacy features to limit who can see the videos you post.
- Blocking problem users
- How to control the comments posted on your channel
- Turning video comments on and off
- Recent-Activity privacy settings
- Hiding your age on your profile
- Safety Mode on YouTube
For help with harassment, threats, impersonation and bullying, take a look at our Help and Safety Tool
Q: Do you have information for parents or educators on keeping teenagers safe?
A: For more information for those who have teenagers in their households or classrooms, we have parental resources and educators' resources.
Q: I have a friend who may be in trouble on YouTube and may need help. How can I help them?
A: Sending them to the Safety Centre is an excellent way to get them started. They'll be able to find their issue, learn more about what they can do and report it, using the Help & Safety Tool. We'll need to hear from the person who is having the issue directly, so don't try to report the issue for them. And remember that talking to a trusted adult about the issue can be an important step in helping your friend.