Google allows those under the age of 18 to request the removal of photos from Google Search listings free of charge


The problem did not really exist for the generations before the Internet age. But for anyone who has reached the age of adolescence with the popularization of smartphones and social networks, the “monster” parties before the age of 18 have a completely different meaning.

A privilege reserved for adults only so far, blocking uncomfortable content from being displayed in Google Search lists will now be easily accessible to both the minors directly involved and their relatives.

Google has announced additional measures to protect children and teenagers since August, allowing young users to protect their image online.

For example, YouTube defaults to take-and-break and evening notifications for registered users between the ages of 13 and 17, limiting the visibility of videos shared on their accounts.

All requests for content removal from Google Search lists are manually checked by moderator teams, with only legitimate requests having a real chance of being approved.

Once the request to remove an image has been accepted, it will no longer appear in searches initiated by any of Google’s services, with petitioners receiving a notification confirming the removal of that information.

“We believe that this change will give young people more control over their fingerprint and where their images can be found in Search,” the company post said.

However, images that are removed from Google search results are not completely removed from the Internet, warns Google. If users need to completely remove an online image, Google recommends that users contact the webmaster of the site where the image is hosted for removal.


Source: Go4IT by www.go4it.ro.

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