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YouTube Provides a Support Resource for Abuse

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YouTube is introducing an Abuse and Safety Center at the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) conference in Washington, D.C. today. This provides users with a place to report problems as well as learn about ways to deal with different issues.

Users can report things like community guidelines violations, privacy issues, sexual abuse, hateful content, suicide, cyberbullying, impersonating, spam and phishing, etc. They can also get tips about how to handle different situations.

YouTube Safety

"The center features straightforward safety tips and multimedia resources from experts and prominent safety organizations," says the YouTube Team. "We are empowering people with the information and tools they need to help them deal with issues like cyberbullying, online harassment, and hateful content.

Teen Safety Tips

YouTube has shown it really cares about abuse and safety lately. Apart from this, they have gotten stricter with their policy on sexually suggestive content, and encouraged users to report minor violence. Now users have a place to go when any problems arise, as well as a useful resource for keeping their YouTube experience wholesome. It should be very useful to protective parents.

YouTube Provides a Support Resource for Abuse
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  • http://officialsafetyandsecurity.com Debbie Morgan

    Thanks, Chris, for this timely information. I couldn’t agree more. In fact, I’m in the process of writing a series of articles on my safety and security web site forum on this very topic – cyber cruelty.

    Anyone who wants to learn more can visit at http://officialsafetyandsecurity.com/forum

    Obviously safety and security are very important to me but when it comes to protecting our young people, I especially want to do what I can.

    I appreciate YouTube and applaude their efforts in helping with this very important issue.

    • Chris Crum

      They seem to be taking it quite seriously of late.

  • http://www.rowanthorpe.com Rowan Thorpe

    Nice article. I just want to be irritating and mention that maybe it’s better to mention “…threat of serious harm – call 9-1-1 or your equivalent local emergency number” in the article. I know, it’s blindingly obvious, but remember those scary statistics about how many people in other countries end up dialling 911 in an emergency because they’ve watched too many US “reality shows”. In emergencies people run on habits and instincts…

  • http://www.sillyala.com sillysala

    Categorizing videos and images of celebrities and other characters are an essential part to maintain the quality of the service . This a good step by Google to maintain an abuse resource for Youtube.

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