My school blocks student access to YouTube. Teachers can access and show videos using YouTube, but students are unable to access YouTube.com or any embedded YouTube video. Teachers can request to have videos unblocked, but this is time consuming as each video must be unblocked individually.
I'm not in favor of open access to YouTube, there is simply too much garbage available. I would, however, like filtered access to YouTube. As it's currently set up, this is very difficult.
I just finished a blog post
with some suggestions for making YouTube more school friendly. I would appreciate your comments and feedback.
Additionally, what are your thoughts on the following:
1. Open access to YouTube-- good idea, or a disaster waiting to happen?
2. What are the legal issues involved in allowing open access to YouTube?
3. Does your school filter YouTube? If so, how do you do it?