1. Create a strong password and do not share or reuse it on other sites.

    Make sure to use a strong password and do not share it with anyone. Remember your password shall only be known to you. It is not something you should share. Use an unique password and ensure you do not use it for any other accounts.

  2. Enable 2-Step Verification on your Google account for extra protection.

    2-Step Verification helps prevent a hacker from getting into your account, even if they steal your password. Options are available when enabling 2-Step Verification.

    • Security keys (Most secure verification step)
    • Google Prompts (More secure than text message codes)
    • Google Authenticator Application (Receive codes without internet or mobile data)

    To turn on 2-Step Verification for your account visit Protect your account with 2-Step Verification

  3. Stay vigilant of phishing and malware scams.

    Be suspicious on any emails that ask for your account login information. Legitimate emails from YouTube will never ask for your login information. If an email looks suspicious, it may be a phishing or malware scam, do not click on any links before verifying they are correct by hovering over them. Ensure the email address and sender names match, and look out for any downloads or attachments, especially ones that are very large or run a program on your computer. These can be malware that get downloaded may cause extensive damage to data and computers or may be used to gain unauthorized access to your network.

  4. For more information on securing your YouTube account visit,

    Manage your account & settings

a) Reporting a video directly via Home page
  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Below the player for the video you want to report, click More. In the drop-down menu, choose Report
  3. Select the reason that best fits the violation in the video and Click REPORT

b) Reporting a video by accessing it
  1. Go to the video and click at the bottom right corner and Click Report
  2. Choose the reason to report video and reason that best fits the violation.
  3. Tick the checkbox if you want to report the link also. Click Next.
  4. Select the time period on the video that violates and add any additional details regarding the violation.
  1. Go to the comment you’d like to report. Click More at the end of the comment
  2. Click report
  3. Select the reason for reporting. Click REPORT

Use the “Report spam or abuse” feature with extreme caution. If you misuse it, you may be prohibited from using YouTube.

  1. Sign in to YouTube
  2. Go to the channel page you want to report
  3. Click About
  4. Click theReport
  5. Select the option that best suits
  6. your issue

  1. Go to the link Privacy Complaint Process Click continue.
  2. Click on second button to fill a privacy complain
  3. If you have contacted the uploader and not yet removed, then click continue Otherwise contact the uploader first.
  4. Read the YouTube community guidelines before reporting then Click on reviewed community guidelines
  5. Read the conditions and click continue
  6. Select what type of personal information is being revealed
  7. Fill the Form and Submit
  1. Go to the link. Legal policies
  2. Select the type of violation and submit a complain
  3. As an example, Trademark Complain