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YouTube Access

Recently, we were made aware of a change in the YouTube Terms of Service. In particular, the update changes our ability as a district to allow access to YouTube for students under the age of 13.  Here is the specific section of importance (bold emphasis is ours to highlight the critical information):

You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Service. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the Service is not intended for children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the Service. There are lots of other great web sites for you. Talk to your parents about what sites are appropriate for you.

What does this mean for St. Vrain? Beginning on November 25, 2019, YouTube will be blocked for all elementary and middle school students. 

ALL staff members and high school students will still be able to access and use YouTube.

Depending on the device, you may need to log in to YouTube or override the content filter ( to view YouTube video content, even on sites such as blogs where YouTube videos may have been embedded.

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

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Last updated by goodspeed_chris on 2020-01-28 05:45:26

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