Do not post any videos on YouTube that may contain Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of students or staff. Examples of PII include names, contact information, and photos. Videos that have PII should be posted on Google Drive and not shared with anyone outside the district.
When you upload a video to YouTube you can set the video to Public, Unlisted, or Private. Public will list the video on YouTube while Unlisted while make it hidden. USD 497 Technology recommends using the Unlisted setting for most videos.
Unlisted videos are hidden from the public. Only the people yo share the link to the video with can see it. Unlisted videos can also be posted on Google Classroom and Unified Classroom.
Can share URL
Can be added to a channel section
Shows up in search, related videos, and recommendations
Hover over the video you’d like to update. To see your live uploads, select the Live tab.
Click the down arrow under “Visibility” and choose Public, Private, or Unlisted.
About privacy settings
Public videos can be seen by anyone at YouTube. They can also be shared with anyone using YouTube. They’re posted on your channel when you upload them and show up in search results and related video lists.
Private videos and playlists can only be seen by you and the people you choose. Your private videos won’t appear to others who visit the “Videos” tab of your channel page. They also won’t show up in YouTube’s search results.
Find the video you want to share, then select Edit.
Beneath the “Privacy Settings” drop-down menu, select Share.
Enter the email addresses of people you’d like to share your video with, then select OK.
Comments are not available on private videos. If you want to allow comments on a video that’s not publicly available, change the privacy setting to unlisted.
Unlisted videos and playlists can be seen and shared by anyone with the link. Your unlisted videos won’t appear to others who visit the “Videos” tab of your channel page. They won’t show up in YouTube’s search results unless someone adds your unlisted video to a public playlist.
You can share an unlisted video’s URL with other people. The people you share the video with don’t need a Google Account to see the video. Anyone with the link can also re-share it.
For example, research from RiskIQ, a security company, said it identified almost 1,000 malicious apps using holiday-related terms, and over 6,000 apps using names and slogans from popular retailers to reel in unsuspecting victims. RiskIQ also said it found 65 malicious websites posing as popular retailers in an attempt to fool you into giving up your personal information.
Here’s how you can stay safe…
Look Out for Phishing
In a phishing scheme, the victim receives an email or text message directing them to enter payment information or other personal details on a fraudulent website, which is often designed to look just like a legitimate site.
A recent survey by cybersecurity company McAfee reports that 41% of Americans fell victim to email phishing schemes in 2019. Unsurprisingly, a similar number — 39% — reported that they don’t check email senders or retailer websites for authenticity.
To top it all off, 30% of respondents reporting losses of $500 or more just in the last year alone.
If the data from RiskIQ is any indication, expect a surge in messages claiming to be from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target or other large retailers over the next few months. If you receive an email asking you to update your payment method or requesting other personal information, contact the company’s help desk to make sure the email is legit before you do anything else.
The sender’s email address looks almost right but contains extra characters or misspellings.
Misspellings and/or bad grammar either in the subject line or anywhere in the message.
Addresses you with generic terms (“Mr.” or “Ms.” or “Dear Customer”) instead of by name.
The message warns that you need to take immediate action and asks you to click a link and enter personal details, especially payment information.
The messages promise a refund, coupons or other freebies.
Protect Your Credit Card Information
Tim Mackey, principal security strategist for Synopsis, a digital security company, warns, “There isn’t an obvious way for the average person will be able to identify if or when a website has been compromised. The only potential tell-tale sign might be that the website itself doesn’t quite look ‘right.'”
Mackey suggests a few strategies consumers can use to protect themselves:
Don’t save your credit card information on retail sites.
If possible use a third-party payment method like Apple Pay, Google Wallet or PayPal.
Enable purchase alerts on all your credit cards.
Disable international purchases on all credit cards.
Only make purchases from your home or cellular network, never on public Wi-Fi where your payment could be intercepted.