We have all tried to be vigilant in monitoring what our kids do on the Internet. Even with my best intentions, my kids have often 'clicked too far' on YouTube. So what should a parent do to keep YouTube Safe? Keep reading for some technical and practical tips you can follow to keep YouTube entertaining and fun!
YouTube Safety Tip #1 – Turn on SafeSearch
I have previously written a post on how to turn on YouTube SafeSearch. See YouTube for Kids. The safe search will block all content that is identified as 'inappropriate, violent, lude.'
However, since I wrote that post, I have realized many shortcomings with this safesearch setting. This isn't a one-step solution. The Safesearch feature relies on YouTube users to be accurate in their descriptions and titles for their movies. As you can imagine with the millions of … Read More »
Securemama Speaks on YouTube for Kids!
I was recently on a local TV program to talk about YouTube safety Tips. I have recently created an updated post with more helpful hint for parents to know how to protect their kids. Scroll down to see the TV clip!
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We all love YouTube!
It can be very entertaining (The laughing yoga videos are my new favorite).
It can be very educational.
It can be inspiring.
Overall, it's great tool and it's not going away.
But is there a YouTube for Kids?
The scenario is very familiar. We let the kids watch something on YouTube. It's a very entertaining video. They are then displayed similar videos. They can easily click through series of videos. Here's the problem:
This trail of YouTube videos can … Read More »