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    Who do you allow access to YouTube?

    Hello, I'm interested in knowing who you allow to access YouTube in your School
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    Allow teachers, Students get 20 mins a day unless they're in a communal area in which case they get none as they are an abusive bunch!

    Simple reason being we have a slow connection and we like to keep the riff raff out, youtube surfers are generally the types that pull the pc's apart. We like to encourage actual school work!

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    Teachers only.

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    Teachers only during lesson times (it's surprising how many of them deliver YouTube clips in the classroom).
    Senior pupils outside of lesson times - evenings and weekends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewp View Post
    Hello, I'm interested in knowing who you allow to access YouTube in your School
    Currently everyone, although there's a policy available to be set via the desktop control software to block access for pupils if the teacher wants. I'm just sorting out a proxy filter that will allow/disallow specific YouTube clips as we wish.

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    blocked for all.

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    Teachers and sixth form, we decided that ultimately they should be old enough to be given some extra 'privilages'. We enforce safesearch and disable comments via smoothwall but it's something that the rest of the school dont have regardless

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    Allowed for teachers, allowed for certain kids studying subjects (media studies) that need it as a resource for lesson times.

    There's also a proxy setting that never gives more than 50% of available bandwidth to iPlayer or YouTube.

    I'm intrigued by the 20mins a day timer though, how have you implemented that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RTFM View Post
    Teachers and sixth form, we decided that ultimately they should be old enough to be given some extra 'privilages'. We enforce safesearch and disable comments via smoothwall but it's something that the rest of the school dont have regardless
    After we got SmoothWall and were able to turn off the comments we thought it would be OK to allow access to YouTube. We also produce an automatic report showing the top 50 viewed clips which helps us to see how it’s being used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    There's also a proxy setting that never gives more than 50% of available bandwidth to iPlayer or YouTube.

    I'm intrigued by the 20mins a day timer though, how have you implemented that?
    Our SmoothWall has a shared bandwidth limit set for YouTube at 50%, how are you doing the bandwidth limit on iPlayer? I thought that iPlayer uses akamai.com for its content delivery, as do many other websites...

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    We allow YouTube access for Staff only, and enforce YouTube Safety Mode to help block any inappropriate clips.

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    As we are a primary school it is blocked for all as we can't be sure that pupils won't gain access by a teachers computer left unlocked...

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    We allow currently for staff and sixth form only.

    If I had more bandwith to play with, we would probably allow it for KS4 also.

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    Staff only but looking at allowing more student access with the new G3 in Smoothwall so we can do simpler limitations to allow media students in media rooms to use it.



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