hi everyone my name is John Brown and I lead our external outreach efforts representing the Adsense policy team today we'll be helping you to understand our adult content policy as you may be aware we have a strict adult content policy prohibiting any Content that could be construed as mature on pages with Google ads everyone has a different interpretation as to what is considered mature adult or sexual content and therefore our policy applies to all content that could potentially be considered as adult we recognize that interpretations of adult or mature content may vary across countries and cultures but we hold all publishers accountable to the same content requirements so that we can ensure a safe and healthy global advertising ecosystem we strive to create a family safe network where advertisers have confidence that their ads will not appear alongside content that may not be suitable for their brand this is all a part of our effort to facilitate a balance where users advertisers and publishers all feel protected and all thrive when considering whether something could be construed as adult content our general rule of thumb is if you wouldn't want a child to see the content or you would be embarrassed to view the page at work in front of colleagues then you should not place ad code on a page this includes all forms of nudity or pornography sexually gratifying content including anything that is sexually suggestive or strategically covering nudity linking to adult or mature sites linking to mail-order brides escort services or sexual dating sites any adult related language including user-generated content for example users commenting on your site using mature language and all content related to sexual tips in health either an image or text format there are also other types of content that are considered to violate our adult content policy which I will link an article to in the description box of this video let's take a look at some examples do you think this image would be in violation of our adult content policy yes we consider this image to be sexual in nature and therefore it violates the policy do you think this next image would be in violation no we believe this image is not sexual in nature and does not violate the policy lastly do you think this image would be in violation no we believe this image is artistic in nature and does not violate the policy we understand that sometimes it can be difficult to monitor all the content on your site as a responsibility for placing ads only on compliant pages Falls with you there are some useful tools that we have listed in the description box of this video that may help you you'll find more useful content related to our adult content policy in our Help Center we hope this video has helped you to better understand our policies around the adult content and please let us know in the comments section if this video has been helpful thank you