Hey, parents, if you use and like YouTube’s safety features (Safety Mode, the profanity filter for comments, and its video-rich Help section), you might post your comments below their blog post about “Celebrating Internet Safety Month.” It would be interesting to get parents’ views. Judging by the comments under their post, most people who have something to say about YouTube’s safety features are against them, see them as censorship. Is it that there aren’t many parents on YouTube, or that people only comment when they have a complaint? The post has links to YouTube’s own videos about its Community Guidelines, how to flag objectionable material, unlisted videos, how to use the Help & Safety Tool, etc. I’d be very interested to hear your thoughts on how YouTube safety measures like these work at your house, so comment here too!
NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- New Facebook policy targets guns, other regulated items
- Google’s new learning tool that learns
- The flap over Talking Angela the chatbot app
- About the worldwide ‘selfie’ phenomenon
- How technology will improve the well-being of young adults
- Calling our children narcissists on ‘a sociopathic scale’: Really!?
- Nothing complicated about this: Read ‘It’s Complicated’!
- Teens’ own (wise) perspectives on life with social media
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- Smartphones that promise user privacy
- Author danah boyd on why teens and social media are ‘complicated’
- Security experts at RSA decry government hacking
- In defense of Internet safety education
- ‘Neknominate’ is a stupid and potentially deadly online dare game
- Confessions of a binge viewer
- People who suffer from so-called ‘game addiction’ have other problems
- U.S. Safer Internet Day focused on potential, positives and problems too