How To: Managing Your YouTube Security

Google own YouTube, so you should be aware of Google’s security settings when posting videos to YouTube. It’s important to avoid publishing videos containing private details such as your telephone number or address.

YouTube has created a special page that show you how to remain secure while creating and uploading videos, which contains the following information:

  • If you do post public videos, make sure there isn’t anything in them that could help a stranger figure out who you are or where you live. Personal information like your telephone number or home address should NEVER be shared with other users. Watch out for things like number plates on cars or images of the outside of your house which might accidentally appear in the background of a video and help a stranger to track you down.
  • Whether it’s a flame war, cyber bullying or people just being mean, comments can get nasty sometimes. When you post a video you can choose whether you want to let people comment on your videos at all. If someone leaves a comment on your video that is rude or bothers you, you can always delete the comment. Alternatively, you can select the “comments with approval” option when you upload a video. This means that you get to approve or remove people’s comments before they appear on the site.