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Child endangerment

YouTube has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual content involving minors. Uploading, commenting, or engaging in any type of activity that sexualizes minors will immediately result in an account suspension.

In cases where a video contains child sexual abuse imagery, our team will report it to NCMEC, who in turn works with global law enforcement agencies.

Reporting child endangerment

If you believe that a child is in imminent danger, you should reach out to your local law enforcement agency to report the situation.

Here are two ways that you can report child endangerment for YouTube to review:

  • Flag the video : Report videos that contain sexually inappropriate content involving minors by flagging the video.
  • File an abuse report : If you have found multiple videos, comments, or a user’s entire account that you wish to report, please visit our reporting tool, where you will be able to submit a more detailed complaint.

If we believe a child is in danger based on content that has been reported to us, we will assist with investigations into the content by law enforcement, when appropriate.

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