What Content are Restricted in Google Play Store

Restricted Content in Google Play Store

Why don’t I see any apps on the below category in Google Play Store? 
  • Sexually Explicit Content
  • Child Endangerment
  • Violence
  • Bullying & Harassment
  • Hate Speech
  • Sensitive Events
  • Gambling
  • Illegal Activities

The above topics or apps based on the above topics are banned in Google Play Store, however there are many website where you download and slide load these type of apps.  Youth Apps will not provide the apps related to Sexually Explicit Content, Child Endangerment, Violence, Bullying & Harassment, Hate Speech, Sensitive Events, Gambling, Illegal Activities as part of our policies.

Sexually Explicit Content
  • Depictions of sex acts or sexually suggestive poses.
  • Promotional images of sex toys.
  • Promoting sexually explicit user-generated content.
  • Content that depicts, describes, or encourages bestiality.
  • Apps that promote escort services or other services that may be interpreted as providing sexual acts in exchange for compensation
Child Endangerment

  • Google has a zero-tolerance policy against child sexual abuse imagery. If we become aware of content with child sexual abuse imagery, we will report it to the appropriate authorities and delete the Google Accounts of those involved with the distribution.
  • Graphic depictions or descriptions of realistic violence or violent threats to any person or animal.
  • Terrorist groups documenting their attacks.
  • Instructions for engaging in violent activities, including bomb- or weapon-making.
  • Instructions on how to commit suicide.
  • Apps that promote self harm.
Bullying and Harassment
  • Apps with user generated content (UGC) that lack sufficient safeguards against threats, harassment, or bullying, particularly toward minors.
  • Posts, comments, or photos within an app that are primarily intended to harass or single out another person for abuse, malicious attack, or ridicule.
Hate Speech
  • Google don't allow apps that advocate against groups of people based on their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Sensitive events
  • Google don't allow apps that lack reasonable sensitivity towards or capitalize on a natural disaster, atrocity, conflict, death, or other tragic event.

Local Laws
  • App and ad (including gambling advertisers) comply with all applicable laws and industry standards for any location gambling ad is displayed
  • Ad meets local licensing requirements for all gambling-related products and services being promoted
Underage Users
  • App does not display a gambling ad to individuals known to be under the age of 18
  • App is not part of the Designed for Families program
  • App does not target individuals under the age of 18 as its primary intended audience
Responsible Gambling
  • Landing page of the ad clearly displays information about responsible gambling
App Classification
  • App is not a simulated gambling app (an entertainment game without real money gambling)
Illegal Activities
  • Facilitating the sale or purchase of illegal drugs or prescription drugs without a prescription.
  • Depicting or encouraging the use or sale of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco by minors.
  • Instructions for growing or manufacturing illegal drugs.
User Generated Content

Apps that contain or feature user-generated content (UGC) must take additional precautions in order to provide a policy compliant app experience
  • Define content that is objectionable and prohibit it via a terms of use or policy document
  • Require users to agree to your product’s terms of use before submitting content
  • Implement a user-friendly system for reporting abuse that effectively removes content in violation of your terms
  • Remove or block abusive users of your service
  • Provide correct categorization and IARC rating for your App