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YouTube Blog: Face blurring: when footage requires anonymity

YouTube Blog: Face blurring: when footage requires anonymity | Video for Learning | Scoop.it


Yesterday YouTube  added a new feature, that allows users to easily blur faces in the videos they upload.


"As citizens continue to play a critical role in supplying news and human rights footage from around the world, YouTube is committed to creating even better tools to help them. According to the international human rights organization WITNESS’ Cameras Everywhere report, “No video-sharing site or hardware manufacturer currently offers users the option to blur faces or protect identity.”


I think this will prove popular with, some, schools.  Whist there may be rare cases when face blurring be appropriate in  a school video, I suspect most of the time it will be used unecessarily. My own view is it sets children 'apart,' creates an atmosphere of mistrust or even makes them look like 'suspects'   Please add your thoughts in the comments.  


Having said that, I do think it is a good move on YouTube's part to offer this facility.

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A Sticking Plaster Mentality to Open Web Access in Schools | edte.ch

A Sticking Plaster Mentality to Open Web Access in Schools | edte.ch | Video for Learning | Scoop.it
Just before Christmas Google announced the YouTube for Schools platform, which runs through a schools Google Apps for Edu account, allowing students to access...

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YouTube adverts - an update (| Digital - teacher | Education in a technological world)

YouTube adverts - an update (| Digital - teacher | Education in a technological world) | Video for Learning | Scoop.it
Yesterday I posted about my concerns over YouTube suddenly added adverts to the school channel and, as I later discovered, also appearing before and over...

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This is a very interesting perspective of using YouTube in schools from a teachers point of view. It  raises many issues that educators should be aware of and discuss. So thanks to Simon for the post and starting the debate.

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