For parents or teachers, YouTube and other social networking sites can be a double-edged sword. Though they are rich with educational content, they also contain explicit videos, inappropriate comments and ads. But now, there is a way for users to safely access educational content on YouTube and Web 2.0. They can use a filtering program called GoLiveCampus.com by iBoss Web Filters.
Available in the cloud at no cost, GoLiveCampus.com allows parents, students and teachers to safely search for relevant videos. The site dynamically pulls content from YouTube and social networking sites through a robust safe search. The search removes comments and ads, and gives students access only to clean, appropriate videos.
When performing research for a school project, parents, students and teachers can confidently look through filtered content without the worry of affecting their kids. But will it really keep the kids away from unappropriate material?
In addition to making it easy for users to safely search and view videos, GoLiveCampus.com enables educators to create their own channels and add video thumbnails for students to freely view. Schools can choose from GoLiveCampus.com’s predefined educational video categories to build their own video libraries or share videos with other K-12 schools and districts.
GoLiveCampus.com even makes homework safer for students. Once the teacher has set up a channel, students can access that link to view the associated videos safely from home.
“Parents and teachers should not have to worry about what kids are seeing when they’re watching educational videos online,” Peter Martini of iBoss Web Filters said. “GoLiveCampus.com removes the threat of inappropriate content while preserving access to the valuable content to be found on YouTube and social networking sites.”