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11-8 Google Now Lets People Under 18 Or Their Parents Request To Delete Photos From Search Results, Giving Kids More Control Over Their Digital Footprint

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Google is rolling out the ability for kids, teens and their parents to request to have pictures deleted from the company’s image search results.

The new privacy option was one of many changes the company announced in August in an effort to preemptively build in additional protections for users under the age of 18. Google’s other planned safeguards include making video uploads private by default, and disabling and weeding out some “overly commercial” YouTube kids content, including unboxing videos.

Anyone under the age of 18 or their parent or guardian can ask Google to remove an image from appearing in search results by filling out this request form. You’ll need to specify that you’d like Google to remove “Imagery of an individual currently under the age of 18” and provide some personal information, the image URLs and search queries that would surface the results.

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