Teen safety tools
Teens are an important part of the YouTube community. If you're a teen, use the tools and tips below for staying safe on YouTube. Note that children under 13 years are not permitted to set up a Google account.
- Know what type of content to film. When filming videos of your friends, classmates, or other minors, remember that they should never be sexually suggestive, violent, or dangerous.
- Remember the "Grandma Rule." Is what you’re uploading something you’d want your grandparents, boss, future employer, parents, or future in-laws to see? If not, it’s probably not a great idea to post it. Once a video has been posted, you never know who might see it. If it’s copied or reposted, you might not be able to remove every copy.
- Prevent dangerous or uncomfortable situations. Don’t post something just because someone else asked you to. Don’t try to meet up in person with anyone you've been interacting with online without consulting with a trusted adult first.
- Use YouTube’s privacy features. YouTube has features to help you limit who can see the videos you post. Protect your privacy by setting personal videos to "private" or "unlisted." Use the Privacy and safety settings page to explore the tools available to help you manage your experience on the site.