Did you know that the dream job for most kids nowadays isn’t a professional athlete, astronaut or doctor? That’s right, most kids today dream of being a YouTube star or a vlogger, two careers that didn’t exist until recently.
If you are the parent of a kid who wants to start a YouTube career, you may have some concerns.
Is it safe? Will my child be the victim of cyberbullying? How can I make sure they aren’t posting any potentially harmful content?
Well, we’ve got the answers to all your questions, and more, in this article. We’ll tell you how to setup a YouTube channel for a child, as well as help you to determine if your kid is ready to be on the internet.
Now then, let’s get started!
How To Know When Your Child Is Ready
Deciding when your child is ready to attempt to become a YouTube star isn’t a simple question to answer. Every child is different, which means the answer isn’t a simple as a particular age or grade.
The best way to decide if your child is ready to join YouTube is to analyze whether or not they can handle the pressure that comes from internet fame.
Remember, no matter how many parental controls you use, or how many comments you delete, your child will eventually see some hate online. If you think they aren’t mature enough to handle that kind of thing, then it’s probably best to hold off for another year or two.
How To Signup For A YouTube Channel
If you believe that your child is ready to start doing YouTube, and you’re ready to help them start, you first need to signup for a YouTube channel.
Doing so is easy, all you need is a Google Account, which only takes a few seconds to sign up for (and is completely free).
Once you’ve signed up for a Google Account, and you’ve logged into YouTube, take a second to edit your child’s YouTube layout. Adding a profile picture, header, and a bit of information about them is a great way to make it easier for viewers to connect to their channel.
Protecting Your Child On The Internet
We touched on this earlier, but it’s important to reiterate just how cruel and mean the internet, especially YouTube, can be.
YouTube comments come with a great deal of anonymity, which means people can be as hateful as they want without consequences.
If you’re worried about this, you can disable comments, but it could affect your child’s YouTube channel’s success, which is worth noting. You can also visit this website to learn more about online safety tips.
Also, you want to make sure your child doesn’t list their full name, where they live or show off anything that would give away their location. Safety should be your biggest concern, which is why it’s a good idea to approve any video before it goes live.
How To Setup A YouTube Channel For A Child: A Guide
Well, there you have it! That is a basic breakdown on how to decide if your child is ready for YouTube, as well as how to setup a YouTube channel for a child.
Remember, it’s up to you to determine if your child is ready for the bright lights that are YouTube. If you think they can handle it, setting up a channel is easy, just make sure they’re being safe and following basic YouTube safety guidelines.
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