Youtube is a great source for English teaching classes but the ads and some offensive comments may distract students from viewing the videos in a safe and a friendly way.  I’ve used SafeShare for a long time but as it is paid anymore and as you need to get an account, here is a new web tool that will do the same work for you. It’s SafeYoutube.

Without any sign up, you can create links without unrelated and adult contents.  Actually, the tool lets you do more. You can view the number of the clicks, you can crop the video duration which can give you great ideas to implement in a lesson, and you can change the video title and background skins.

So let’s all spread the love!

Özge Karaoglu is an English teacher and educational consultant in teaching young learners and teaching with web-based technologies. She is the author of Minigon ELT book series, which aims to teach English to young learners through stories. Read more of her ideas about teaching English through technology and Web-based tools at