What if your child asks you to help them with their YouTube kids account? Well, what’s the worry? Everyone who is someone now has a YouTube channel. This fantastic video streaming platform can help your child grow and learn. If they ask you to help them with their YouTube channel, take this as an opportunity to bond with them and help them responsibly use social media and other skills such as coding.
You may be unsure about your children not falling in with the wrong crowd over the internet. This is a very valid concern, but that does not mean they should shun YouTube. As a parent, it is your responsibility to open the world to your children. But also make sure they are on the right track. Safety is the biggest concern parents have when it comes to YouTube. Here are some tips that can help ensure the safety of your ward on YouTube.
Use Your Account For Registration
When registering for YouTube, you need to use your email account if the child is under thirteen. Even if they are older than thirteen, it is best to use your email account so that you can keep a check on their activity. You can keep that account logged in on your phone so that you can get all the notifications and emails right away.
If you make an account for your child, it will be difficult for them to handle it. They might not even know how to use it. This is why you should avoid the hassle and register on YouTube using your account.
Avoid Using the Real Name Of Your Child
Keeping private information off of the internet is very important for the safety of your child. When making a YouTube channel, avoid using the real name of your child. It would be best if you instead used a creative stage name that appeals to your audience and will also protect your child. In addition to the name, your child mustn’t disclose any private information. Instead, they should not talk about the area they live in or the school they go to.
You never know who is watching your child’s videos and with what intentions. This is why, for the security of your child and your family, make sure that you do not disclose any private information. Even a fleeting mention of where you live can cause problems.
Turn Off the Comment Section
YouTube comment sections are infamous for being toxic. If people do not have good things to say, they will definitely have bad things to say. Criticism is important to help your child grow, but the criticism that comes in the comment section is more hate than criticism.
Your child may just be beginning their YouTube career, and the feedback can completely shatter their confidence. Not only that, the comment section might include racist, sexist, and even body-shaming comments. Your child is better off and shouldn’t be bothered by all the negativity.
To protect your children from online trolls, you can switch off the comment section. Once you don’t have a comment section, the trolls will have no place to leave nasty remarks.
Keep A Check On The Videos
Your child might be coming up with new videos every day. As a responsible parent, you must keep a check on the videos they post. You are not just responsible for your child, but you are also responsible for other children. Your child should not post anything that you feel is not good enough content for other children.
The content your child comes up with should be safe for children everywhere. Pay close attention to the language they are using, the gestures they are making, and if you have any concerns take the video down immediately. It is also a good idea to review all the videos before your child uploads them on YouTube. You can even ask them to make edits and correct all that you think is inappropriate. For more insight, read this article by Verge.
Your children should also create interesting content that the audience will be interested in watching. You can teach them to use 3D computer graphics so that they can create better videos.
Privacy is of grave importance if you wish to have an online presence, especially if it’s the children we’re talking about. YouTube offers different privacy settings; you can read through them and decide which one would be the best option for your child.
You can go for the public setting and make the content available for everyone on the platform. This means that whatever video they post can be viewed by anyone and anywhere. If you do not want that, you can go for the private setting to open your video settings for people on your exclusive list. As many as 50 people will be able to view your videos. For the unlisted privacy setting your videos will not appear in the search results and will only be available for people with the video link. Set the privacy settings according to your preferences and have a safe YouTube experience.
Now that your primary concerns are addressed, you can help your child with the actual making of the YouTube video. There is a lot that your child can focus on in their videos, and that includes gaming. Most children are very fond of gaming and love sharing their gaming experiences in their YouTube videos. For instance, they can start with ‘how to make a gaming video’ as there is a massive audience for this type of content.
When making these videos, your child may have to convert videos, so take this opportunity to teach them the best ways to convert MXF to MP4.
YouTube is a fantastic platform if used wisely. But it would be best to enrich their experience by helping them use the right tools and the right direction. Who knows, they might make it to the top!