Information on online safety– Singapore

YouTube is a place where people come to share their story, express an opinion, and engage with one another. We want to ensure creators and viewers feel safe doing so. While most of YouTube’s creators and viewers want to share, learn, and connect, we know there are instances of abuse, or even harassment. Learn more about the policies and tools in place to protect you on YouTube below. 

Creators and users also have a responsibility to keep YouTube a safe and healthy platform. Learn more about how we hold creators and users accountable for maintaining these standards

To learn more about YouTube’s policies, check out our full list of Community Guidelines.

Policies on hate & harassment 

YouTube has specific policies to help protect against hate and harassment.

  • Hate speech: This policy protects specific groups and members of those groups. We consider content hate speech when it incites hatred or violence against groups based on protected attributes such as age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Learn more on our hate speech policy.
  • Harassment: This policy protects specific individuals. We consider content harassment when it targets an individual with prolonged or malicious insults based on intrinsic attributes, including their protected group status or physical traits. This also includes harmful behavior such as threats, bullying, doxxing, or encouraging abusive fan behavior. Learn more on our harassment policy.

Sensitive content 

We hope to protect viewers, creators, and especially minors. That's why we have rules around keeping children safe, sex & nudity, and self-harm. Learn what's allowed on YouTube and what to do if you see content that doesn't follow these policies.

Suicide and self-harm support resource

Below is an organization dedicated to helping those in need in Singapore. This organization is a recognized crisis service partner. 

Samaritans of Singapore


Violent or dangerous content

Hate speech, predatory behavior, graphic violence, malicious attacks, and content that promotes harmful or dangerous behavior isn't allowed on YouTube.

Regulated goods

Report violative content

If you find content that violates the above policies, learn how to report inappropriate videos, channels, and other content on YouTube.

If you find illegal content, learn how to file a legal complaint or directly report it.

Parental controls

If you’re a parent, find more information on parental controls and settings for YouTube Kids profiles & supervised accounts.

Creator Safety Center

If you’re a creator looking for more tips and videos that can help you feel safer on YouTube, visit the Creator Safety Center.

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