Setting up some safe settings in YouTube can certainly help curtail some of the unwanted and inappropriate content that may find its way onto the screens of your young child’s computer or portable device. With many kids attending schools taking part in the BYOD program, an internet enabled device is one part of the backpack contents and hence opens them up to a myriad of unwanted content. By following these very simple steps hopefully we can stop little Johnny from seeing anything lewd as he innocently (or not so innocently) searches for his favourite cartoon.I must stress however, that whilst this is a very simple safeguard that takes only seconds, it is in no way 100% full proof and certainly not something that should give us a false sense of security. We know there are times our kids will log on when we are not around, and this provides a pretty good back up plan for those moments when we cant always be monitoring.
Step 2: Click on Safe Search Filtering
Step 3: Click on strict so that the tick appears next to it.
Easy hey! Remember this must be done on each different device your child uses. It is also important to be aware that not every device your child views videos or content will be safeguarded. As they get older they will have access to friends devices or have play dates where parents may not have anything set up safely. Be sure to be aware and alert to the possibility your child may view inappropriate or disturbing content and be ready to have those conversations.
To set up Safari safely in seconds click here.
Ever had your child inadvertently come across any dodgy online content?