YouTube launches site specifically for schools, learning environments

Posted on December 12, 2011

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Looks like YouTube got tired of educational institutions blocking their site in the pursuit of protecting students from potentially offensive material in its video library. Today, the arguably No. 1 social media site launched YouTube for Schools, which only allows access to videos that are deemed appropriate learning material for the classroom. YouTube for School is reportedly a network setting and allows educators to sign up for YouTube EDU, which disables some features such as comments. While YouTube’s intent is probably good, the video network received some negative feedback on other networks. An example from Twitter:

“The danger of #YouTubeforSchools is pressure on open YouTube schools to limit access. It’s not all good #edchat.”

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