YouTube is a great resource of educational videos for all kinds of subjects, and when YouTube For Schools rolled out, school administrators and teachers could now use these resources to teach kids without being exposed to the uglier side of the video sharing site, such as harsh comments and racist remarks.
However, this new feature from YouTube is far from perfect. According to several critics, some of the problems that YouTube For Schools face include video ads that interrupt learning videos and incomplete educational playlists. It also has no proper integration with the currently existing web filters available.
In response, TeleMate.Net Software came up with software that provides school administrators various means by which they can control the YouTube videos their students can access. This software is Netspective Internet Content Filter.
Netspective has several features. First, it has an online filtering policy that only allows students access to educational videos that are pre-approved; second, at a classroom or individual level, teachers can also control and manage these videos.
Netspective also has a referrer depth control feature, allowing administrators to block the YouTube website and select certain relevant and educational video URLs. In addition, customers of Netspective, listing down the best YouTube videos for educational purposes, are creating video white lists.
In general, this software allows administrators to do high quality real-time filtering, automatically managing educational videos without the high cost that generally accompanies such functionality.