- Our Stage 4 and 5 students are to participate in the Department of Education’s YouTube Safe Access pilot.
- The pilot involves providing students with restricted access to selected educational YouTube content
- All content accessible by students is approved by classroom teachers and the executive prior to access
- Opportunity for parents to opt out if you do not wish for your child to participate in the pilot program.
The Department of Education is investigating how teachers can use YouTube content to enhance quality teaching and learning and improve student outcomes. Our school has agreed to participate in a pilot program providing students in Stages 4 and 5 restricted access to YouTube content visible through their Department Google accounts. This will enable all students to view specifically chosen YouTube videos on their own devices at school to complement the learning they are engaging in within the classroom.
Currently, only Year 11 and 12 students have access to view YouTube content through their Department accounts while at school. The quality use of YouTube to provide educational resources aligned to course content was shown to be widely used by teachers during the remote learning period and has prompted the Department to trial its continued access for all students.
Accessible content is managed and approved for student use by the classroom teachers and school Executive, ensuring the suitability of the content students view. The pilot will run throughout Term 3 allowing us to evaluate its use and provide feedback to the department. If you do not wish for your child to participate, please print and sign the attached letter and send it back to the school: YouTube Trial Parent Information Note