How Do I Report Someone Harassing Me on Youtube?

When YouTube harassment occurs, users may hesitate to report the incident. However, there are options available to remove a slanderous video or comment posted by a harasser. Instructional steps can help you learn how to flag or block offensive comments and content on your video or channel. If you need assistance, contact a YouTube representative and explain your situation in detail.

Harassment on YouTube is widespread on many channels but can be a challenging experience. Whether fueled by jealousy or boredom, some individuals find satisfaction in bullying other users. If you're currently dealing with an aggressive user on YouTube and you need urgent assistance, read further to find out how to file a report and follow up on the progress.

What to Know About Gathering Evidence

Screen images are excellent documentation when compiling proof that a harasser is targeting you. While not everyone is quick to screenshot when they have the opportunity, the method is crucial to remember if you encounter another hostile YouTuber later. Substantial evidence can benefit you and is essential to prove defamatory opinions or content intended to cause embarrassment or humiliation.

How to File a Harassment Report on YouTube

You can flag a comment that violates guidelines. While the method is brief, you have to read your options and decide what type of violation the user commits. Whether you find yourself a victim of hate speech or encountering a stalker, your situation should relate to one of the choices on the list.

Since channels lack the option to report a particular YouTube ID or profile, blocking is the best alternative to restrict a problematic user from viewing your content and comments.

  1. Find the specific video and scroll down to the comment section.
  2. Select Report.
  3. Visit the YouTube website.
  4. Ensure that your login is active.
  5. Click on the channel's avatar or title.
  6. Access the About page by clicking the channel heading.
  7. Choose the three small dots on the top right-hand side of the channel profile.
  8. Select the Block user option at the bottom of the menu.
  9. In the pop-up box, choose Block.

While comment sections are where some users commit their harassment, they may also create videos to publicly slander or shame a user. You can also report a particular video instead of the channel. There are several steps to help you file a harassment report on YouTube.

If you prefer to use a PC to flag a video, follow the instructions below:

  1. Launch your browser and navigate to the home page.
  2. Locate the video you want to report and click the play button icon or content title.
  3. Choose the three small dots on the bottom right side when the video starts.
  4. Select the Report option from the drop-down list.
  5. Choose the reason why you're reporting the video.
  6. Click the Next button.
  7. Provide additional information if necessary.
  8. Click the Report button.

While you cannot report a channel using the YouTube app, you can flag the content. The procedure pertains to iOS and Android devices.

If you have the app on your smartphone, you can flag an offensive YouTube user by following specific steps :

  1. Launch the YouTube mobile app from your phone's screen.
  2. Browse for the video you want to report.
  3. Select the video play button or title.
  4. Tap the three-dotted icon in the toggle menu and choose the Report option.
  5. Choose the particular reason relatable to your report.
  6. Provide additional info about your situation if you see the prompt.
  7. Tap the Report icon.

Contacting YouTube

The help support desk is a viable option if you want to get a rapid response. During contact, provide detailed information to help a representative understand your issue and work to find the best solution.

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