YouTube Access

In 2019, we were made aware of a change in the YouTube Terms of Service. The update in the Terms of Services changes our ability as a district to allow access to YouTube for students under the age of 13. 

In particular, the YouTube Terms of Service state, “You must be at least 13 years old to use the Service.” There are no provisions to allow schools to provide permission to students under the age of 13.

What does this mean for the St. Vrain Valley School District?

YouTube is blocked for all Elementary and Middle School Students. This includes all YouTube videos embedded in other sites.

ALL District Staff Members and High School Students will still be able to access and use YouTube.

Please note, depending on the device, it may be necessary to sign into YouTube.com with a district staff or student account, or re-authenticate to the district network using the Network Login site to view YouTube video content.

We know that many teachers have leveraged YouTube content for your classes. For alternative options, your curriculum coordinators, library staff, instructional coordinators, and learning coaches are ready to assist with finding other resources.

Access YouTube.com on a Computer:

  1. Log into ClassLink (https://classlink.svvsd.org) using a Web browser on your computer
  2. Select the plus (+) button to open the App Library
  3. Search for and add the Network Login app to the ClassLink
  4. Launch the Network Login site from ClassLink and, if necessary, sign in with your district username and password
  5. Leave the Network Login tab open and access will be granted for ten (10) hours

Alternatively:

  1. Open an alternative Web browser that is not your main Web browser
  2. Go to https://networklogin.svvsd.org
  3. Log in with your district username and password
  4. Leave the alternate Web browser open and access will be granted for ten (10) hours

Access YouTube.com on an iPad:

  1. Open the ClassLink app
  2. Select the plus (+) button to open the App Library
  3. Search for and add the Network Login app to ClassLink
  4. Launch the Network Login site from ClassLink and, if necessary, sign in with your district username and password
  5. Leave the Network Login tab open and access will be granted for ten (10) hours

Alternatively:

  1. Select the Network Login app on the iPad home screen
  2. Log in with your district username and password
  3. Leave the Network Login app open and access will be granted for ten (10) hours