Pussy Cats and Little Miss Muffet – Are your YouTube Safety Settings On?

Even the most cybersafety conscious parents can be unaware that a) Children need to be 13 to have a YouTube account, and b) Youtube has a safety setting that you can set to “ON” to filter content on YouTube. When your child does a a search for “Little Miss Muffet” or “Pussy Cats”, for instance after this setting is switched to “ON”, the search will filter out any adult content with these titles.

Of course the BEST Internet filter is you!  But you are not always going to be there.

Here’s the step by step of enabling the safety setting on YouTube.

(Courtesy www.thecybersafetylady.com)

Firstly you will need to sign up for your own YouTube account. Follow the prompts at www.youtube.com to join.

Once you are in your YouTube account scroll down to the very bottom of the page.

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YouTube Safety Setting is shown switched to OFF

Left click on the “Safety: Off” button lower right of the bottom of the YouTube browser

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Click the YouTube Safety Setting to ON  Now see cute Pussy Cats……..

About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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