How To Set Up A YouTube Channel For Your Kid
Last post I talked about the lessons learned from setting up a YouTube channel. This week I thought it might help if I walked you through what we did to set up so I made you a couple of short videos.
Because of my work, Ebi-kun knows that people make money from YouTube and wanted to know how – he couldn’t see money exchanging hands so he wanted to know how it was all going down! Now, I’m not going to go into setting up adwords accounts and how to get ads onto your videos and all that – it is a massive topic that really needs proper training to understand the full workings. If you and your kids want to go down that path I recommend finding a course that will walk you through it. I’m not an expert in this field, I have dabbled and kinda know my way around but certainly not enough to be teaching others!
Setting Up A Channel For Your Kids On Your Account
This is the first step, you will need a google account, it’s pretty straight forward to set up if you haven’t got one already! Yes, your gmail account is the same thing.
A Quick Walk Behind The Scenes
OK, I admit it, when I first thought about doing this post I was thinking I could show you soooo much but then the reality hit! I can’t show you everything and when you are first starting out, you don’t need to know everything PLUS this is supposed to be a learning tool for your kids right? So, here is a quick run down of what is inside and how to upload your video, I don’t go into any deep details it’s really just an overview to get you started.
For your kids to learn, they will do it best if you just point them in the right direction. Ebi-kun is a ninja at googling now and can find tutorials for almost anything he is looking to learn more about.
Top Tip For Safer Searches
Setting the kids free on YouTube is a bit scary as you never know what might pop up when they are watching videos and searching for things so I recommend toggling this setting from off to on when your kids are online. It is quite a good filter but not perfect, one drawback is that it also hides comments.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page on YouTube, click restricted mode, choose the on button and press save.
If you and your kids start a channel then come over to Moms That Rock and share it with us, there are a number of moms over there already in the same boat, it would be good to chat about any concerns or share any tips that you come across to help keep the kids safe online!
If you didn’t yet read it, last weeks post will be on interest Lesson Learned From Setting Up A YouTube Channel For My Kid