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Making YouTube Safer For Kids

Making YouTube Safer For Kids

YouTube LogoKids love YouTube, but unfortunately it is now listed as 17+ on the iTunes store. Why? Because it’s an adult video platform, and YouTube have given kids their own app now, YouTube Kids. Not yet available in Australia. More on that Here

 

To make YouTube a little safer for younger users, you should set up the Restricted Mode. It won’t block all adult content but will substantially reduce it. You will still need to supervise younger users if they are allowed to use it. YouTube have a strict policy of not allowing kids under 13years to view or sign up for their platform. See their Terms Of Service Agreement below Section 12. That outlines their age policy. Note: Restricted Mode doesn’t always filter out adult advertising, so advertising for adult products may be displayed on videos they watch.
YouTube Terms Of Service Age Ratings
YouTube Terms Of Service Age Ratings

 

To set the Restricted Mode Scroll to the bottom of any YouTube page and switch it on. The video below has instructions on how it works, and how to lock it on so that it cannot be disabled.

 

Scroll to bottom of YouTube if on a P.C browser, enable Restricted Mode & Lock on
Scroll to bottom of YouTube if on a P.C browser, enable Restricted Mode & Lock on

 

Set Restricted Mode On A P.C Browser

Set Restricted Mode On A Mobile Device

More information on the mobile app here: How To Set Restricted Mode For YouTube App On Mobile Devices, like iPad, iPod, iPhone etc See Video below.

ABC KidsiViewFor younger kids, I recommend established and human curated apps like Kids iView from Australian Broadcasting Corporation or downloading videos to your device that you know are safe for them to watch. Go to the kids section of your favourite apps store for ideas.Have you found any great Kids video apps that are safe?

 

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Windows 10 & Spying On Your Kids

Windows 10 & Spying On Your Kids

There are reports from some parents that the latest operating system from Microsoft, Windows 10, is now automatically sending parents a detailed report of their children’s computer activity when parents add their child to a Microsoft Family account. Parents may have previously set up Windows 8 on their child’s computer and added that child’s Microsoft account to a… Continue Reading

Sexting And Teens

Sexting And Teens

I was invited to be part of today’s Channel 7’s Daily Edition program to discuss some new findings from a recent Australian study of 1,200 teens and their experiences with sexting, as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald and the Daily Mail UK. The term sexting refers to the practice of sending sexual photos to another person via… Continue Reading

Protecting Your Family Photos Online

Protecting Your Family Photos Online

This week I appeared on the Channel 10 TV Morning Show Studio 10 to discuss with the panel a recent story that was doing the rounds on media about a pair of Dutch Cyber Safety Vigilanties who had created a website called Koppie Koppie, where they are advertising coffee mugs for sale with stolen photos of… Continue Reading

Latest Advanced Facebook Privacy Settings!

Here is the latest “Advanced Facebook Privacy Settings” 2015. Step By Step Video. If you want to protect your privacy from non-friends which might include scammers, acquaintances, work mates or snoopers! This is the easy way for you to set up all those complicated settings. I also explain how to set some other settings which… Continue Reading

Selfies And Teens Leonie Smith On “The Living Room”

Selfies And Teens Leonie Smith On “The Living Room”

  Seems everyone is having fun with “Selfies” these days. Unless you’ve been living under a rock …you would know that the term “Selfie” is taking a photo of yourself  alone or with friends with your own camera. Is is narcissistic or self obsessed or just good fun? I was featured in this video about… Continue Reading

Bars and Melody Anti Bullying Song Goes Viral!

These two young UK boys met online. They don’t say how they met online, but when they met offline they had their parents with them. Good ON THEM! 15-year-old Charlie and 13-year-old  Leondre got a standing ovation from the crowd (and the judges) on the reality show “Britain’s Got Talent” after they performed an original rap song… Continue Reading