We have safety filters in place to ensure member’s on Flickr who do not want to see adult content don’t have to. This is true for all adult content, not just images with nudity.
The following is a general guide to Safety Levels:
- Safe - Acceptable to a global, public audience. Think of what would be appropriate for public viewing in any setting.
- Moderate - Partial nudity, like bare breasts and bottoms. This would include areolas, nipples, thongs, nipple covers/pasties, or see through topless nudity.
- Restricted - Full-frontal nudity and sexual acts. This would include genitalia, pubic hair, full-frontal nudity, imagery depicting/insinuating sexual activity, gore, graphic violence, and adult themes (Photos only – videos cannot contain restricted content and are deleted if reported.)
Please note, that censored images using pixelation, blurring, shapes, etc. would still be considered unsafe content and needs to be moderated appropriately.
When Flickr staff restrict your account, all content appears marked as 'moderate' or 'restricted' (unsafe), depending on the content that was improperly moderated.
If you received a warning that content on your account was improperly moderated, please use the steps below as a guide to restore your account to its previous status.
- Hover over You | select Organize.
- Drag & drop the images you'd like to update the safety filter for.
- Click Permissions | select Set safety filter.
- Select a safety level | click Change Safety Filters.
Once your images have the correct safety filter applied, you can request a review of your account here.
When your account is set back to safe, any images that you did not manually change to ‘moderate’ or ‘restricted’ will then be reverted back to safe.
To see all the safe content on your account, once again, click You > Organize. At the bottom of the screen, next to the search you will see More options.
Use the additional filter that pops up to view all your safe content. This way you can scroll through the thumbnails at the bottom of your screen to be sure there are no longer photos with the incorrect safety filter applied. If you find some that are, skip back to Step 2 until you're finished.