Worth remembering. Thanks to Mark for sharing his work.
Topics covered include:
- Under 13s shouldn’t have a YouTube account
- Don’t use YouTube to let off steam
- Use YouTube’s privacy settings
- Never, ever respond to the bully
- Use YouTube’s reporting tools
- Never use personally identifiable information
Read the whole post here.
Although this 3 minute video is aimed at parents of younger children, it is still worth looking at as it gives some great pointers for keeping children and young people safe online.
This video came to my attention through the ACMA Cybersmart YouTube Channel.
The video is about a mother who friends her son on Facebook.
This video was made by the Youth and Media Summer Interns 2012 at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
It was created to make research findings on youth, parents, and online privacy accessible to a broader audience and to stimulate discussion among youth and parents.
The characters in this movie are fictional. However, a select number of quotes were taken directly from focus group interviews with youth, conducted by Youth and Media.
The video also includes data from the Pew (Pew Internet & American Life Project) report :http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Teens-and-Privacy.aspx
Project Rockit, who are based in Melbourne and has worked with Kew High School previously, has produced a short video on what young people think about bullying:
MindShift blog is reporting how both Facebook and YouTube are now offering support to schools and parents. They report that
Facebook has teamed up with Edutopia to help schools create social media guidelines.
- my child is being harassed, what do I do?
- how do I report inappropriate content?
- children’s profile information.
YouTube can be a fantastic resource for adults and children alike, but there can be issues with content and comments. On the back of this, YouTube has developed a support site for parents which includes:
- safety tips
- safety modes
- reporting inappropriate content
- reporting inappropriate contact
- children’s profiles and more
Access the page here.
News is that YouTube is to introduce Google-wide accounts (YouTube is now owned by Google) to try to prevent anonymous users posting nasty comments. Having a real name and image linked to a Google account would potentially mean that anyone who comments would be easily traceable. Read more here.
- how to keep videos unlisted in YouTube search
- how to make videos private
- adding categories
- adding licensing/rights ownership
- disabling comments
Internationally renowned educator Howard Rheingold has produced an incredibly informative video on how to determine the credibility of what’s available on the net. ‘Crap Detection 101’ runs for just over 24 minutes but is well worth watching for adults and students alike. See Howard’s accompanying blog post here.