Dartmouth High School

You Tube Access - DHS Grades 9-12

Dear DHS Parents and Guardians,

Within HRCE we have been using Google Workspace for Education (GNSPES) for a number of years. Google Workspace for Education is a set of education productivity tools from Google including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Classroom, and more. Students use their GNSPES accounts to complete assignments, communicate with their teachers, sign into their Chromebooks, and learn 21st century digital citizenship skills.

Last year Google changed how students can access videos on YouTube and only allowed students to watch videos that were shared by their teachers. As this is limiting to students' learning, all schools with students in grades 7-12 sent notice to families indicating the opportunity to change the settings and make YouTube available to these students. Making this change in the settings allows students who are logged into GNSPES the ability to search and view YouTube videos that have been moderated (aligned with content rating 13+).

Google has a restricted YouTube experience for students in GNSPES. Students are not able to create channels, upload content, view or add comments, watch or create live stream events or participate in live chat amongst other things.(Full list of restrictions here https://support.google.com/a/answer/10651918#zippy=%2Cyoutube )

If you give consent for your child to access YouTube with GNSPES while at school, there is no further action required. 

If you DO NOT wish your child(ren) to be able to access YouTube to support their learning, or if you would like to change the access that your child had to YouTube last year, please contact your child(ren)’s school principal with their name and GNSPES username by November 10th.


Eartha Monard, Principal