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YouTube launches website for school children

Dec 15, 2011 08:02 AM IST India India
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New Delhi: YouTube has launched a new service 'YouTube for schools', which will have no access to videos other than those related to education.

YouTube can be a very engaging education tool. There is just one small problem in giving kids YouTube access! The children might indulge in watching content which don't suit their age.

To avoid any kind of distraction for kids YouTube has now launched 'YouTube for schools'.

This site www.youtube.com/schools blocks most YouTube videos and will give access to only education content.

This site allows teachers to customise and restrict what their students can see.

The teachers can pick the educational videos from YouTube's destination site called YouTube education. This site has around 4.5 lakh educational videos. Once these videos will be moved to the school site they will have no related videos and neither will they have any comments section.

Lot of schools are now moving to smart classes and integrating technology in their curriculum. A school in Mumbai recently asked all its students to buy iPads.

Most of these schools restrict access to YouTube in classes and libraries fearing that students will end up watching offensive content.

This YouTube's new site might just revolutionise the way we teach in our schools.