Reporting Abuse Or Bug To Social Networking Sites

Responding to certain things in online life is as important as in real life. Recently many people reported abuse on social networking sites regarding several issues. While reporting to such social networks, be as descriptive and detailed as possible. It helps them to easily understand the situation and problem. By this they can help you quickly. The more descriptive and detailed you provide, the more quicker you get the response from them. This is my opinion ! 🙂

1. Facebook :


Facebook encourages all its users to make use of  “Report” links whenever needed. You’ll  find a “Report” link below the piece of content. By  Selecting this link you can go to a form where you can specify the type of abuse and make a detailed report. Facebook checks these reports and makes a valid decision. All abuse reports on Facebook are confidential. You can consider Facebook Help Center or Facebook Report Page for reporting such abuses and reports.

2. Twitter :


Twitter, a microblogging website, is one of the leading social networks today. Many celebrites are there too. If you are still not familar with Twitter, consider this Newbies Post ! I’m not responsible if addicted you are to it by this ! Ha ha. Twitter, like all the other social networking sites, takes such reports importantly. Because such things help them to build themselves. I can’t find a direct link for reporting, but users can consider visiting Twitter Support for any questions and other resolved answers regarding this. I got many doubts cleared here.

3. Youtube :


YouTube is a famous online video sharing site. Google like all its services, takes care of YouTube Also. YouTube faces Cyber bullying now-a-days. So you better watch your online activity there. Let it be an abusive comment or abusive/ violating video, YouTube is there to help you anytime ! I myself tried some reports, and believe me, it indeed worked well. They took action to remove that video. I’m happy with YouTube’s help services. If you are having any problems like I mentioned here, feel free to make use of YouTube’s Report Abuse section.

4. Yahoo :

yahooYahoo! as we all know,  needs no introduction at all, like Google. But such reporting cases occur in Yahoo! too. Yahoo! welcomes such abuse and other related reports. I suggest these two links for contacting with Yahoo ! during such report issues. One is  Yahoo! Abuse and another one is Report Abuse on Yahoo! Local . These mentioned links will also be useful while dealing with Yahoo ! products and its services. Flickr is a part of  Yahoo! so you can easily get more details regarding both.

5. Flickr :

flickr Flickr, as we all know, is one of the leading online image sharing and storage service. These kind of  services have more such troubles when compared with others. But  Flickr won’t let you down easily. You can easily describe or report your problem to Flickr. You can do if you feel that a photo violates the Flickr Community Guidelines or someone posting your privates photos in their Flickr account. You can also complaint about a Flickr member regarding his/her behaviour. Flickr encourages its users to report again spam and phishing.

6. Digg :

diggDigg is a social news website. It made people easier to share and discover new ideas and content. One of the leading websites of its kind, if you ask me. I rarely came across reports and other activities I mention above. But if, by chance, you are having such problem, you can send an email to the administrators of at or if you wish, you can also make use of Digg’s Report Bug section. Make sure you provided all the supporting evidence in the mail or in the Report Bug section. As usual be detailed and descriptive. It helps a lot buddies !

I also wrote some similar topics in my previous posts. You can check these, it will be as important as the one mention above.

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  • Cyber Bullying in Youtube

Cyber Bullying In YouTube

Kind note from the Author :

If you come across anything that makes you feel uncomfortable or cause distress on the Social Networking Sites or anywhere on the Internet, please make sure your parents or any other known adults aware of it. Tell them immediately about the issue.

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YouTube like other social networking sites is only for people above the age of 13 and not below it. Bullying may look common and it may be like an issue not to be concern of. But conditions do apply. It may turn serious to the extent of unanswerable. So better be Safe than Sorry.

Youtube bullying

These are some solutions like prefer to people for preventing such problems :

1. Privacy :

Please make sure to click the Log Off or Log Out link before leaving the website or leaving the system.

  • Remove Your Age : You can remove your age from your profile or channel. Go to My Account | Channel Settings | Personal Info. Choose Do not display age on your public profile and then click Update Channel.
  • To Change Your Personal Info : Click Channel Info link for changing your personal information. It recommended not to fill details that shows all your identities. In certain circumstances this will be useful.
  • Location Information : You can change your location information in My Channel. Again it is for your safety.

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Abusive comments are very difficult to answer and it will depress the user. It will surely end in a disaster if replied to it.

  • Disable Comments : You can disable comments for avoiding these things. Go to My Videos and click the Edit Video button. You can also moderate the comments by choosing moderate comments options under Sharing.
  • Remove an Abusive Comment : You can remove a comment which you think is offensive. Go to that video and jump to Respones and Comments, find that comment and click the Remove link.

3. Report Abuse :

If you think that a video is offensive and it is somehow abusing you or the society, you can flag that video. YouTube will check that video and verifies whether it obeys their Terms Of Use. If it disobeys, then the video will be surely removed.

YouTube is friendly to its users, it often takes action against such people and they even delete that uploader’s account.

YouTube has a section for Reporting Abuse.


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Here are some useful links from YouTube and other sources:

  • YouTube – Community Guidelines
  • YouTube – Terms Of Use
  • YouTube – Report Abuse


p style=”text-align: center;”>Better Be Safe than Sorry. Prevention is always better than cure!