Report inappropriate content or behavior toward children

If you see inappropriate content or your child experiences inappropriate behavior on Google's products, use the steps below to report it.

Report child sexual abuse imagery

Child sexual abuse imagery is illegal.

If you suspect a child is in immediate danger or has been subject to abuse, exploitation, or trafficking, contact the police without delay. If you are reporting child sexual abuse images and materials you found online, visit the Help Center to find the appropriate organization to report this content.

Report bullying or harassment

If you feel that you or your child is being bullied or harassed, contact your local authorities right away and ask if any cyber harassment laws apply in your child's situation.

You can use tools to help prevent people from contacting your child on Google products.

Report inappropriate content or behavior toward children on specific Google Products

You can report content that violates a product's content policies by clicking on one of the products below. Keep in mind that some of these services aren't designed or tailored for children under the age of 13.

Tip: To help filter the content your child sees, learn how to manage their Google Account settings.

Report child endangerment on Gmail or Hangouts

Child endangerment includes grooming, sextortion, trafficking and other forms of child sexual exploitation. If you suspect a child has been endangered or has been subject to sexual abuse, exploitation, or trafficking, contact the police immediately.

If you have already made a report to the police and still need help, or you have a suspicion that a child has been endangered on Gmail or Hangouts, you can report the behavior to Google using this form. You can always help prevent people from contacting your child on Google products.

Ads

When your child uses Google Services, we try to filter out inappropriate ads on our owned and operated services if your child is both:

Our filter isn't 100% perfect, and your child may see ads you don't want them to see. If your child sees an inappropriate ad, report the ad and we'll review it.

Google app or Google Search

Search, by default, keeps surprising content away unless you actively seek it out. If you'd still like an added layer of protection, SafeSearch can help filter sexually explicit results.

In addition to setting your personal account preferences in Search settings, parents can turn on the filter for their kid's supervised devices and accounts in the Family Link app, and workplace or school users can turn on the filter at the network level. Learn how.

If you have SafeSearch turned on and you find explicit content, you can report the content.

Google Photos

If your child is using an Android device, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. In the top right, tap More More and then Report abuse.
  3. Choose the reason for your report.
  4. Tap Report.

Otherwise, learn how to send a report on other devices.

Google Play

First, check the content to see if it is presented in the "Kids" section of the Google Play Apps & Games Store or is badged with a Family Star Family star badge in the "Movies" or "Books" sections on Google Play. If the content is presented in the "Kids" section or you see the Family Star badge, skip the steps below and report a problem with family contentdirectly. Otherwise, follow the steps below.

Play Apps, Games & Music
  1. On your child's device, open the Play Store app Play Store.
  2. Tap the inappropriate music, app or game.
  3. At the bottom of the page, tap Flag as inappropriate.
  4. Choose the reason you find the content inappropriate.
  5. Tap Submit.
Play Movies & TV
  1. On your child's device, open the Play Movies & TV app Play Movies.
  2. At the bottom, tap Library and then Movies or TV Shows.
  3. Find the show or movie.
  4. Press play.
  5. Tap the screen.
  6. In the top right, tap More Moreand then Help & feedback and then Send feedback.
  7. Enter your reason for reporting the movie or show.
  8. Tap Send Send.
Play Books
To report mature books, visit the report illegal or offensive content page.

YouTube Kids

  1. On your child's device, open the YouTube Kids app YouTube Kids.
  2. Go to the Watch page of the video you'd like to report.
  3. In the top right corner, tap More More and then Report.
  4. Select the reason for reporting the video.

When you report an inappropriate video, the video is automatically blocked for your child in the YouTube Kids app if your child is signed in to their Google Account.

YouTube

  1. On your device, open the YouTube app.
  2. Go to the Watch page of the video you'd like to report.
  3. In the top right corner, tap More More and then Report.
  4. Select the reason for reporting the video.

Important: YouTube, YouTube Music, and YouTube TV are not available for children under 13. Children under 13 should use YouTube Kids for watching video content.

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