Additional policies

Vulgar language

Some language is not appropriate for younger audiences. We may consider the following factors when deciding whether to age-restrict or remove content. Keep in mind that this isn't a complete list.

  • Use of sexually explicit language or excessive profanity in your video. 
  • Use of heavy profanity in your video’s title, thumbnail or associated metadata may also lead to an age restriction. 

Examples of age-restricted content:

  • Videos focused on the use of profanities such as a compilation or clips taken out of context.
  • Content featuring road rage or sustained rant with heavy profanities.

Inactive accounts policy

In general, users are expected to be active members within the YouTube community. If an account is found to be overly inactive, the account may be reclaimed by YouTube without notice. Inactivity may be considered as:

  • Not logging into the site for at least six months
  • Never having uploaded video content
  • Not actively partaking in watching or commenting on videos or channels

Encouraging Terms of Service violations

If you post content that encourages other users to violate our Terms of Service, the content may be removed, your account may be penalized, and in some cases your account may be terminated.

Age requirements on Google products

We may ask you to confirm your age if we think that you are not old enough to use YouTube. You can learn more about this process here


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