Sometimes content doesn't violate our policies, but it may not be appropriate for all audiences. In these cases, our review team will place an age restriction on the video, or remove the thumbnail, when we're notified of the content.
Age-restricted videos are not visible to users who are logged out, are under 18 years of age or have Restricted Mode enabled.
What will result in an age restriction
Here are some of the things we consider for age restriction:
- Vulgar language
- Violence and disturbing imagery
- Nudity and sexually suggestive content
- Portrayal of harmful or dangerous activities
If you believe that we made a mistake, you can appeal the age restriction.
Monetisation and age restrictions
If you're eligible to monetise, make sure that you review our policies. Age-restricted videos are not eligible for monetisation and are not shown in certain sections of YouTube. Age-restricted videos are also not eligible to be used as ads.