We rely on YouTube community members to flag content that they find inappropriate.
YouTube staff review flagged videos 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and videos that violate our Community Guidelines are removed from YouTube. Videos that may not be appropriate for all younger audiences are age-restricted.
Flagged videos are not automatically taken down by the flagging system. If a video doesn't violate our guidelines, no amount of flagging will change that, and the video will stay on the site.
How to flag a video:
- To the right of the video player, click More.
- Highlight and click the Report.
- Click on the reason for flagging that best fits the violation within the video.
- Provide any additional details that may help the review team make their decision.
Flagging videos is anonymous. Users cannot tell who flagged a video; however, we do require you to be logged in to use our flagging tools.
Flag a channel
You may report users, inappropriate background images or profile avatars through the reporting flow located on the bottom of every channel.