Millions of videos have been uploaded to YouTube and many more are added daily. With all this content, it is probable that you will eventually run into inappropriate content. So, here are 3 simple tips to make your experience with YouTube a safer one when it comes to sharing videos with students:
1. Search for videos in trustworthy sites
Instead of performing a regular search, try one of these video sources that focus on education.
2. "Clean up" the video before sharing or posting
These tools will eliminate ads, surrounding videos, suggested videos at the end, and crop the time by generating a new link that you can then share or post.
3. Turn Restricted Mode On.
At the bottom of any YouTube page, you'll find the Restricted Mode button. Turn it on to enable the filter that will hide videos that contain inappropriate content that have been flagged by the users. If you're logged in, you can also lock this change.