How to filter Youtube videos with Hāpara Filter Follow
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Blocking YouTube videos overview
Hāpara Filter's AI engines can filter Youtube videos in real-time based on their text, image, and video content – if something inappropriate pops up in a video on a student's device, the AI will blur that content.
In addition, Hāpara Filter lets you easily block/allow Youtube videos according to their channel, category, and keywords. This allows you to put a hard block on specific YouTube content, while still allowing students to use YouTube for educational purposes. For example, you may wish to block a particular music video or artist who's songs are inappropriate for school.
Setting YouTube video blocking rules
In the Hāpara Filter Admin console, navigate to the Policy Manager, then scroll down to the Blocked List. Enter the URL of a Youtube video into the blocked list. A window will pop up and let you select whether you want to block or allow:
- The individual video.
- The video’s channel.
- The video’s category.
- Those videos that contain certain keywords in their titles. For instance, if blocking the music video for Cardi B's song "WAP", you can enter the words “Cardi B”, “wap”, and “lick”, which will block all videos with any of these three keywords in their titles. Separate the words and phrases by commas.
- The new items that were just entered will appear in the blocked list.
- Click Save in the upper right corner to update the list and have the new policy to take effect.
- To have the change take effect immediately, close the browser and reopen it - the configuration will be applied in a minute or two. Otherwise, it can take up to one hour for the configuration to be applied to all browsers.