Note: Effective May 1, 2022, Free accounts will be limited to posting Safe content only. Members interested in uploading Moderate or Restricted content will need to upgrade to Pro.
Safety Levels let other members know that your content might contain nudity, sexuality, or graphic imagery that some have chosen not to see.
Moderating your content appropriately is important to help users filter out images they might want to avoid.
Understanding Safety Levels
The following is a general guide to Safety Levels:
SafeContent that is generally acceptable to a global, public audience.
Think of content that is appropriate for public viewing in any setting. Content marked as safe should not include any explicit or suggested mature content (sexual, violent, graphic, etc).
Note: Content that qualifies as Safe should not contain links to adult websites, have sexually explicit tags or descriptions, or be included in sexually explicit groups. In addition, medically graphic content, such as imagery showing open wounds, graphic surgical procedures, or other intense medical situations, should not be posted as Safe.
Content that may be unacceptable to some audiences.
|Think of content that is appropriate for mature audiences, but not graphic or explicit. This can include partial nudity (bare breasts and bottoms) or sexually suggestive content.
RestrictedContent that must be restricted to limited audiences only.
Think of content that is only appropriate for mature audiences because of its graphic or explicit nature. This includes full-frontal nudity (genitalia), sexual acts (including simulated sexual acts), gore & graphic violence, and other adult themes.
Note: Videos uploaded to Flickr cannot contain Restricted content. Only photos may include Restricted content.
Images using pixelation, blurring, shapes, or other methods to censoring mature content should still be moderated according to the underlying imagery.
We understand that selecting the right Safety Level can be tricky, especially when it comes to nudity and sexual content. For more details, please review our Guide to Safety Levels for Nudity & Sexual Content.
Update Safety Levels for photos and videos
- 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 | select Change Safety Filters.
Note: To locate content on your account based on the Safety Level, see: How to locate non-public and/or moderate or restricted content on your Flickr account.
While Flickr permits a wide range of mature content with the appropriate Safety Level, there are several types of content that we do not permit. For a list of the types of content that are not permitted on Flickr, see The rules of Flickr.