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Important update on publishing a video - Children Protection Privacy

Posted on by Nicolas Ferron and Sofia Ma

Dailymotion is committed to the online privacy and protection of children, and  we are taking steps to ensure our platform is safe for them. 

In order to achieve this, we ask all content creators to identify and label  whether their videos are “created for  kids” prior to uploading them.  

Identifying whether your video is "created for kids" will allow us to address the content to the right audience and help you comply with several laws including COPPA and  GDPR. 

Visit our Help Center for more information on how to determine the audience of your video  


Important: This parameter will become mandatory by September 2021. Please update your implementation before this date so you can continue uploading content via the API.  


Action required

Updating your API query

Note: The following API calls  shown below require authentication . 


On creating a video

During the video upload process,  you must include the is_created_for_kids parameter to your query to create the video. Omitting this after September 2021, will result in an  error. 

  • Create the video:
curl -X POST -H "Authorization: Bearer ${ACCESS_TOKEN}" \
-d "url=<VIDEO_URL>" \
-d "is_created_for_kids=false" \
"https://api.dailymotion.com/me/videos"
  • Or create and publish the video in one call:
curl -X POST -H "Authorization: Bearer ${ACCESS_TOKEN}" \
-d "url=<VIDEO_URL>" \
-d "published=true" \
-d "is_created_for_kids=false" \
-d "title=<TITLE>" \  
-d "channel=<CHANNEL>" \  
-d "tags=<TAGS>" \
"https://api.dailymotion.com/me/videos"


On existing video

Videos uploaded before September 2021 can take the created for kids” value set in your channel. To publish an existing unpublished video, update your query with the is_created_for_kids parameter. 

curl -X POST -H "Authorization: Bearer ${ACCESS_TOKEN}" \
-d "published=true" \
-d "is_created_for_kids=false" \
"https://api.dailymotion.com/video/<VIDEO_ID>"


If you have any questions, please contact our Support Team