Report inappropriate SafeSearch results
If you come across a result on SafeSearch that is mature, please report it to us—we’re always working to improve our content filters, and this kind of feedback helps us make SafeSearch safer for everyone.
Flag questionable content
Our policy specialists work around the clock to help keep you and your family safe on YouTube. If you see content or behavior that you think violates the YouTube Community Guidelines, you can flag it for review. If a video violates our guidelines, it gets removed from the site. If it doesn’t violate the Guidelines but might not be appropriate for everyone, the video may be age-restricted, so younger users aren’t able to view it.
Report offensive content
If someone makes an inappropriate comment or post on Google+, you can report it—even from a mobile device. Google+ has clear Content Policies that explain what is and isn't appropriate to do on the site, so if you see content or behavior that violates our policy, you can flag it for review. We review flagged content around the clock, and we may remove content and limit or shut down accounts of users who violate our policies.
Keep Hangouts safe for everyone
We want Hangouts to be fun for everyone. If you see content or behavior that violates the Google+ Content and Conduct Policy, you can flag it for review. These policies play an important part in keeping Google+ a safe and positive place, so we may remove content and limit or shut down accounts of users who violate our policies. You can also block a Hangout user if you no longer want to see or hear them.
Keep inappropriate apps out of the Play Store
Stumbled across some inappropriate content on the Google Play store? Flag it for review and if it violates our policies, we'll take it down.
Help keep the blogosphere safe for all
There are clear guidelines about what kinds of content can be posted on Blogger. If you see content that violates the Blogger Content Policy, you can flag it for review. Anything that violates our policies will be removed, and we'll place a warning page in front of content that doesn't violate our policies but might not be appropriate for all audiences.
Use app ratings to choose age-appropriate apps
Just like at the movies, you can decide which Google Play apps are appropriate for your family by looking at the ratings: everyone, low maturity, medium maturity, or high maturity. You can filter apps by level, and also lock the filtering level with a simple PIN code (keeping other users from accidentally disabling the filter).
Set it and forget it. Keep Safety Mode locked
If you want to keep Safety Mode on permanently, you can lock it. Then every time you access YouTube from that browser, you'll automatically be signed in to Safety Mode.
Set a filter to keep inappropriate content out
If you’d prefer to not to see mature or age-restricted content as you browse YouTube, scroll to the bottom of any YouTube page and enable Safety Mode. Safety Mode helps filter out potentially objectionable content from search, related videos, playlists, shows, and films.
Get family-friendly results from Search
By enabling SafeSearch, you can filter out most of the mature content that you or your family may prefer to avoid. If an inappropriate result does sneak through, you can report it to Google. We're always working to improve our content filters, and this kind of feedback can help us make SafeSearch better for everyone.
Set it and forget it. Keep SafeSearch locked
The SafeSearch setting you choose on the Search Settings page applies to anyone using the same Web browser and computer as you. If you have a Google Account, you can lock the setting so that other users of the computer can't change it, even if they're logged in to a different Google Account.
Add a password for in-app purchases
In the Google Play Store, users can require a password prompt before a purchase can be made.
Manage who says what about your videos
If someone is making comments that you don't like on your videos or Channel, you can block them on YouTube. This means they won't be able to comment on your stuff or send you private messages.
Control the chatter about your videos
It’s easy to moderate the comments on your YouTube channel. You can choose to delete comments, or to hold comments from certain people or with certain keywords from being published before you review them.
Turn down the volume on chatty friends
What if someone adds you to their Circles, but you're not interested in interacting with them? If you don’t want to block them, you can mute them instead. If you mute a user, you will no longer receive notifications from them or their page.
Limit access to just approved apps and games
Want to share your tablet without sharing all your stuff? On Android tablets running 4.3 and higher, you can create restricted profiles that limit the access that other users have to features and content on your tablet.
Make your Google Account even more secure
You can add an extra layer of security to your Google Account by enabling 2-step verification. If you have 2-step verification turned on, Google will send a passcode to your mobile phone when someone tries to sign into your account from an unfamiliar computer. This means that if someone steals or guesses your password, the potential attacker still can’t sign in to your account because they don’t have your phone. Now you can protect yourself with something you know (your password) and something you have (your phone).
Keep prying eyes off your device
If you don’t want anyone who picks up your phone or tablet to have access to your stuff, you can set a screen lock on your phone or tablet. You can pick a PIN, a password, or a pattern, and even lock the phone with your face!
Locate your device remotely, even if it's lost or stolen
With Android Device Manager, you can remotely locate, ring, or wipe your Android device if it's ever lost or stolen. When you enable this feature on your device, you can locate your phone or tablet on a map, delete your data remotely, or call your phone to make it easier to find.
Browse the web without saving certain information
When you want to browse the Web in private, enable Incognito Mode in the Chrome browser on your computer, tablet, or phone. In Incognito Mode, the pages you visit and files you download aren’t recorded in Chrome’s browsing or download history.
Your Google Account, your way
On your Account settings page, you can see services and information associated with your Google Account and change your security and privacy settings.
Manage the data stored in your Google Account
Google Dashboard shows you what's stored in your Google Account and provides an overview of some of your recent account activity. From one central location, you can easily view your data and activity and access your settings for services such as Blogger, Calendar, Docs, Google+ and more.
Be alerted if your name appears on the web
Me on the Web can help you understand and manage what people see when they search for you on Google. It helps you set up Google Alerts so you can monitor if information about you appears online, and it automatically suggests some search terms you may want to keep an eye on.
Enjoy private conversations, even miles apart
Hangouts are a fun, safe way to connect with your family and friends. Send messages, share photos, and make video calls with anyone in the world, no plane tickets required. You can make your Hangouts public or private, and we have built several features to ensure your conversations are private when that's what you choose.
Your data, to go
Google Takeout is a super-simple way to download your data from the Google products you use, like Drive documents, Gmail messages, or YouTube videos. Use it to make backups, upload your information to another service, or print it out for wallpaper -- it's your choice!
Private screening or world premiere? Your call
Sometimes you might want to share your YouTube videos with just a small group of friends or even keep them to yourself. If so, you can choose to make your video either "unlisted" (hidden from search results, but viewable by people with the link) or "private" (viewable only by you) when you upload your video.
See where you’ve been
If you’re signed in to a Google Account, Web History helps provide you with more relevant results and recommendations. If you choose, you can delete entries, pause collection or turn off the service altogether. You can do the same with YouTube History.
Manage your ads preferences
Ads Settings helps you control the ads you see on Google. Learn how ads are selected for you, control the information you share, and block specific advertisers.
Clear your browsing history
If you use Chrome as your browser, it's easy to delete some or all of your browsing history—and if you're signed into Chrome on multiple devices, deleting your browsing history will take effect across all of them.
Control how your information is used
Some of Chrome’s browser options use your information, such as the websites you visit, to enhance and protect your online experience. If you’d prefer to disable some or all of these features, you can do so in your Chrome privacy settings.