Since it started off as a website for sharing home videos over 10 years ago, YouTube has become the go-to destination for both parents and educators the world over when it comes to videos that entertain and educate children. At the same time, YouTube has introduced challenges that make it harder to be a parent in the digital age. YouTube is riddled with videos that are unsafe for children who are just stepping out into the world. Kids don’t even need to go looking for this content. The most harmless search terms, related links, comments or advertisements often display content that play to parents’ worst fears.
YouTube has taken significant efforts in offering safer versions of its platform through YouTube Safety Mode and the YouTube Kids app (and even YouTube for Schools for K-12). While the latter – a kid-safe app for children under four years of age – has been successful in protecting younger children from accessing inappropriate content, the YouTube app used by kids in grades K-12 has so far remained unsafe, with no easy way to turn the safety mode on.
Today, Securly announced that it enables YouTube’s “restricted mode” on all home devices seamlessly. Securly is now the first and only solution that allows parents to share their iPads and other tablets with their children, unsupervised, with the assurance that kids will be browsing the YouTube app on these devices safely. Said Lori Foster, a mother and Tech Coordinator at St. Rita School in Ohio: “This is really big news for parents. We can now give children the freedom to use YouTube on their iPads for learning and recreation, without having to worry about them coming across objectionable content.”
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Securly is a leading provider of cloud-based web filtering for schools and parental controls for homes. The founding team has a combined 20+ years of experience in network security. The company is a venture-backed startup in Silicon Valley and serves thousands of schools in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. To learn more, visit http://www.securly.com.
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