Video Sharing

Video sharing refers to websites or software where a user can distribute their video clips. Some services may charge, but the bulk of them offer free services.

Examples:

YouTube, Google Video, and stashSpace.com among many others are examples of video sharing sites currently available on the Internet.

Stay Safe:

wiredsafety.org suggests that parents explain to their kids that videos posted online do have potential problems associated with them. It coud give an online predator information that could lead to the predator finding their kids online. Certain videos perhaps posted as being "funny" could be used later on for blackmail purposes and there can be legal problems if the videos being posted violate copyright law. Work with your kids, teach them what is appropriate and what is inappropriate activity online. Set down rules, and enforce them.

Additional Resources:

Uploading Videos Online
Information for Teens about uploading videos online from ThinkUKnow.

Top 10 Safety Tips for Video-Sharing from ConnectSafely.org
Information about video-sharing from ConnectSafely.org.