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How to delete images of people under 18 years old on Google? All you need to know
At this point, it is already possible to ask Google to remove photos of young people under 18 years old from its searches. Which is great news to protect the privacy of these people who, in one way or another, may be in danger on the internet.
The possibility of requesting it lies in the fact that due to the constant criticism, the Internet giant has published a platform that allows it to delete from its searches all those images that involve minors under 18 years of age. But despite its effectiveness, there are still many people who do not know how to do it and that is why here we will explain in detail what the elimination process should be carried out.
What are the requirements for image deletion?
First, it is important that you know what the main precautions are to be able to complete the process from the web and thus delete the image of the minor. Next, we specify each one of them :
URL or link that allows direct access to the photo to be deleted.
The image in question must necessarily include an identifiable person who is under 18 years of age.
The only ones who have the power to request said deletion and complete the action are: The minor, their parents or their legal guardian.
In other words, it is essential that the person under 18 years of age, their parents or their legal guardian is in charge of carrying out this process. Otherwise, it is impossible for Google to proceed with the removal and in effect, the image in question will remain in the search engine normally.
Step by step to delete images of under 18s on Google
When you specify the requirements mentioned above, proceed to complete each of the following steps in order to ensure a successful result:
1. Access the corresponding web page
First, you have to enter this web page, since it is the one that Google has destined to facilitate this procedure. It should be noted that it contains everything required to fulfill the procedure satisfactorily.
2. Press "Start removal request"
Next you have to look for the button that says "Start removal request" and click there. This is located in the "Request to remove imagery of an individual currently under 18 from Google" section.
3. Answer the form
Once this is done, a series of options will be displayed that you can modify according to your needs. In addition, they ask you if you have contacted the website that published the image before and to respond, you have three options available that you can choose according to what suits you:
No. How do I do it?
No, I prefer not to.
4. Choose the information you want to delete
Next, you have to select the information you want to remove from Google. In this case, you must choose the last option that says "Images of an individual currently under the age of 18". It should be noted that there are other options such as:
Personal information, such as identification numbers and private documents.
Naked or sexually explicit content.
Content about me on abusive practice sites.
Content that should be removed for legal reasons.
In the next section, the system will ask you if the image you want to delete contains explicit elements or not. Therefore, depending on your case, you have to click on the type of image in question; the options are these:
Explicit images, abusive content towards children.
5. Enter personal information
The next step is to fill out a form that must be completed with the personal data of the minor and/or the person who acts in they defense. Specifically, information such as:
The full name of the minor that appears in the image.
The name of the parent or legal guardian acting in support of the minor (if applicable).
The link or relationship with the minor (if another person acts on his / her behalf).
The current age of the minor.
The country of residence (must be selected from the drop-down menu).
A contact email address.
The URL of the image in question.
The URL of the results that Google returns, that is, where the image to be removed appears.
A list of the words that have been necessary to get the image in the results (that is, the keywords).
One or more representative screenshots that help the system identify the content.
Description of the reasons why you want to delete the image.
Finally, sign and send
Once you fill in each of the data mentioned in the previous part, in the form of a signature, you have to accept the terms and conditions in order to declare that the information is accurate.
Finally, at the bottom, you have to click on the "Submit" button and in this way, you will be able to formalize the request to delete the search results that are detected with the information and URLs provided to the system. If everything is correct, Google will proceed as soon as possible and suppress these results.
Keep in mind that, upon completing this last step, Google will send you an automatic email to confirm the process carried out. Therefore, when they take action in your case after reviewing the request and doing the relevant investigation, you will be able to receive a notification in the same email.
We want this information to be of great use to you and your family, since this way you can protect the privacy of minors in your home and prevent future risks.