From our ongoing conversations with parents, we know that staying on top of your teens’ online activity is a big concern. Teaching your teen the basics of responsible digital citizenship will help them make good choices when you’re not around. They should know how to respond to social situations online, how to report abuse, and who to go to for help. Learn more about how to start this conversation with your family.
Keep personal information on a need-to-know basis
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Make smart connections
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Be an upstander, not a bystander
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Discover Google safety tools designed to help your family monitor their online reputation.
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.
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.
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.