Is it safe to let kids put their original videos on YouTube?
May 29, 2014 10:35 AM Subscribe
Trying to think/work through my conflicted feelings on this. My awesome and creative kids (8 and 11) are getting into making videos, and of course they want to put them on YouTube. They're all excited about being able to check back and see how many views they've got - my daughter wants to do reviews of YA books, my son wants to do a video blog where he reviews sodas and candy and fun stuff like that. But I just don't know if I feel safe uploading them.
posted by jbickers to Computers & Internet (25 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
On the one hand, I'm aware of "Charlie bit my finger" and the kid who's all woozy after his trip to the dentist, so I know parents put up video of their kids all the time. But on the other hand, something feels inherently unsafe about it, and I can't quite figure out what I'm worried about. What's the best current thinking on this? I suppose at a bare minimum I would disable comments on their posts. Am I overthinking this? Or am I right to be apprehensive?