Links for Caregivers and Educators – YouTube and You

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Find helpful videos, block, and age-specific categories to help yous understand the appeal – and the world – of YouTube (Common Sense Media).

Parents’ Ultimate Guide to YouTube
A break down of what you need to know about YouTube, why today’s kids love its content, and what precautions to take. (Common Sense Media)

10 Awesome YouTube Channels for Boys
Looking for channels with no violence, explosions or macho posturing? Find the best YouTube Channels for boys. (Common Sense Media)

Is it OK for My Kid to Start a YouTube Channel
As a parent of a wannabe YouTube star, find out what you can do to protect your child. (Common Sense Media)

Parent Resources – YouTube Help 
YouTube offers tips and advice on how to safely enjoy YouTube as a family. Find  YouTube's community guidelines, as well how to protect your privacy, restrict inappropriate comment, and reduce cyberbullying.

Video Sharing
Information on video sharing and safety, creating and posting homemade videos, and likes to YouTube's site. (Media Smarts)

YouTube Kids and Parent channel

Parents’ Ultimate Guide to YouTube Kids
The lighter version of YouTube is easier to navigate and has some parental controls. (Common Sense Media)

YouTube Kids Privacy Notice
Outlines the community guidelines and how information is collected by YouTube.

Parents - YouTube
The YouTube parents channel, with videos by parents worldwide.

For Educators

A resource portal of YouTube resources available to educators (YouTube)

USE, UNDERSTAND & CREATE: A Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools
A road map for teaching digital literacy skills in Canadian schools (Media Smarts).