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Yahoo Image Search Safety Guide

What is Yahoo Image Search?

Yahoo Image Search lets you search through hundreds of millions of images posted on the Web.

You could use Yahoo Image Search to research school projects or to see the latest celebrity fashions or current sports plays.

To learn more about Yahoo Image Search, check out Image Search Help.

What are some potential risks on Yahoo Image Search?

Just as there may be risks in the town where you live, using Yahoo Image Search may pose certain risks. Yahoo Image Search has a number of safety features, but youhave to take care of yourself too.

Start with some of our general tips for online safety. Then, when using Yahoo Image Search, keep in mind that this tool collects hundreds of millions of images — photos, illustrations, and icons — from all over the Web. You could find some pictures are vulgar, sexually explicit, or otherwise offensive. Yahoo’s SafeSearch filters out a lot of the mature content, but no filter is perfect, and Yahoo can’t guarantee that all explicit images will be removed from search results.

What can be done to limit this risk? Review Yahoo Image Search’s safety features, learn how to report abuse, and ask your parents and caregivers for help staying safer using Yahoo Image Search.

What safety features should I know about to help protect myself Yahoo Image Search?

Yahoo Image Search has several safety features. You should know how to do the following when searching for images:

  • Turn on SafeSearch. Yahoo’s SafeSearch can be set to filter out explicit, adult-oriented images from search results. While SafeSearch filters out a lot of mature content, no filter is perfect, and Yahoo can’t guarantee that all explicit images will be removed from search results. To turn on SafeSearch, click the Advanced Search link next to the search box or Preferences in the upper-right corner of any Yahoo Image Search results page. You can also go directly to the SafeSearch Preferences page.

If you come across any pictures in Yahoo Image Search that show minors in a harmful or sexually explicit manner, please report them to Yahoo.

How can I report problems on Yahoo Image Search?

Yahoo Image Search has a customer care form to report abuse. Please complete this form if you are exposed to sexually explicit images of minors or anything else that violates the Yahoo Terms of Service. Make sure to provide specific information about the location of the offending content.

Yahoo’s customer care team receives abuse reports and takes appropriate action as necessary, which may include deactivating an abuser’s account. Reports that indicate activity involving child pornography or solicitation of a minor are dealt with promptly by Yahoo’s legal team and, when appropriate, reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

What can I do use Yahoo Image Search in a safer manner?

Yahoo is committed to providing a safe online experience for everyone and, accordingly, complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Yahoo Image Search provides a number of safety features to limit potential risks. However, protecting children online is a responsibility shared with parents, teachers, and other caregivers.

You should start by learning some basic practices for online safety. These include safeguarding identity online, keeping passwords secret, being cautious about contact with strangers, and creating a family pledge for online safety.

If you are exposed to sexually explicit images of minors or anything else that violates the Yahoo Terms of Service, please report the abuse.

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