This week, National Online Safety (NOS) are broadcasting a re-vamped version of their popular YouTube guide. Ofcom’s Media and Attitudes report (2018) reveals that even children as young as three are using the site as a form of entertainment.
What is YouTube?
YouTube is an online platform – owned by Google – where users can upload and watch video content. Although you are required to create an account to upload material, you do not need an account to watch videos on the platform, meaning anyone with an internet connection can watch videos that your child uploads. All different types of information, advice and entertainment are uploaded and billions of people tune in to watch, rate and comment on it. As a parent or carer, it’s important you understand exactly what content your children might be seeing.
Follow this link to download a really useful guide on YouTube, including inline safety tips: