Child safety on YouTube: parent factsheet

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Share this factsheet with parents to help them keep their child safe when using YouTube. It explains the potential risks, and what parents can do about them.

You can share this factsheet however you think is best - whether that's by email, printing copies to hand out, or putting it on your school website. We just ask that you keep our logo on it, so it's clear that it was produced by Safeguarding Training Centre from The Key.

If you're sharing this factsheet with parents by email or newsletter, use the following text to introduce it:

"Your child can get a lot out of YouTube, but there are some risks too, like contact from strangers or seeing unsuitable videos. Follow the steps in this factsheet to help keep your child safe."

April 2020:

We updated this factsheet to make separate ones for YouTube and YouTube Kids, so it's easier to follow. There aren't any new risks to be aware of.

Download the YouTube Kids factsheet here.