Make smart connections
Teach your family not to arrange in-person meetings with people they “meet” online, and not to share personal information with online strangers. Google’s tools make it easy for you and your family to interact online with the people you know and avoid the ones you don’t. When your teens start using online communication tools like Hangouts, Google+, and Blogger, the first step is always to have a conversation about making smart choices and being a good digital citizen.
Advice from our partners
Point out to children and teens in your home to be extremely careful when planning an in-person meeting with someone they meet online. A trusted adult, whether that be you or another older family member, should accompany them to the meeting. The meeting place should be in a public space.
Discover Google safety tools designed to help your family monitor their online reputation.
Manage YouTube Comments
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.
Choose whose updates you see in your stream
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.