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Important Notice Regarding Youtube Contest Videos


Originally Submitted by FIA on Fri, 04/02/2010 - 11:39pm.
 
We think it's great that so many of you are putting together videos for Ganz' "Webkinz Video Star" contest, but we'd like to remind everyone that posting Youtube videos and sharing Youtube usernames is NOT allowed on Webkinz Insider.  It is simply too much of a security concern for us.
 
If you are over the age of 13 and you are interested in creating a video for Ganz' contest, or in viewing the videos other have created, please visit the Webkinz Newz Contest Page for a link and for more information.
 
Thank you for your understanding.  Good luck to everyone who enters!

Re: Important Notice Regarding Youtube Contest Videos

Thank you for this reminder

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Thank you FIA

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I am so glad to see this posted now

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View Post Originally Posted by toricutie
I am so glad to see this posted now
Me too. thanks FIA!

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I am sorry, but I do not see that posting youtube user names is a security problem. Frankly I think links should be okay too, but that is just because I think parents should lock down what they don't want their children to see, or at least take the opportunity to educate them.

If you think your children aren't watching videos --- so much worse than the cute child- appropriate ones the WI members have created for this contest --- you should think again. Have you checked all their friends, the library, the school?

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When I went to Webkinz news and tried to click on the link they provided to find the videos it didn't work. I had to cut and paste the link into my address bar. How many kids know how to do that???

Have you seen some of the search results that come up when you type in webkinz there?? I think the direct links in siggies would stop children not familiar with youtube from preforming searches for these videos.

Wouldn't that be a lot safer??? That is just MHO

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I am pretty surprised that Ganz has chosen to encourage kids to use YouTube, it's not exactly the most kids friendly website. Every time I go there I see an insane amount of foul language. Not to mention that kids may not think about how they should hide their personal info, like name, age and location on their YouTube profile.

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View Post Originally Posted by CheekyDB

If you think your children aren't watching videos --- so much worse than the cute child- appropriate ones the WI members have created for this contest --- you should think again. Have you checked all their friends, the library, the school?
That is up to the parents to monitor, not WI. This website and it's contents and links are. One link takes you to a site that is not always age appropriate for this family friendly forum. Sorry that Ganz chose that site for their contest.

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Thanks for the info

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Good for WI!!...Youtube is one of the sites I monitor very closely with my 2 children ( ages 9 and 12) While much of the available views are not too bad..many, many of the remarks concerning them are not appropriate for children...I was more than a little disappointed that Ganz chose that media for a contest...IMO...absolutely not for the target group for Webkinz!! BTW... Thanks so much for the update!!

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View Post Originally Posted by CheekyDB
I am sorry, but I do not see that posting youtube user names is a security problem. Frankly I think links should be okay too, but that is just because I think parents should lock down what they don't want their children to see, or at least take the opportunity to educate them.

If you think your children aren't watching videos --- so much worse than the cute child- appropriate ones the WI members have created for this contest --- you should think again. Have you checked all their friends, the library, the school?
I do aggree with you.

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Are we aloud to give a link of our Contest Entries to friends on here? Or is that not aloud either? :/

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Thanks for the information

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Thanks, FIA! I do not see how this is a security problem though. Oh well.
Sadly, I do not have a youtube account Good luck to everyone!

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I was one of the ones with mixed feelings about this youtube contest...Why would they encourage kids to use a site like that (and I had reservations about the twitter thing as well)???

I then came to the realization that perhaps, Ganz is trying to get the PARENTS involved...Obviously there are loads of involved parents on WI, but outside of WI, how many parents really care about their kids and their webkinz?

I know that we had a BLAST making our video together-and win or lose, we had so much fun, and now have a fun memory of our good times together...

All that being said, I totally understand WI's stance on no posting any links or usernames...after all, don't we all come here because we feel safe? It only takes one weirdo to ruin it for everyone...

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Does this mean that we can't put the link to our videos in our signature?

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I'm not old enough for this contest.

Re: Important Notice Regarding Youtube Contest Videos

Thank you very much for the information FIA.

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View Post Originally Posted by brtswim
Does this mean that we can't put the link to our videos in our signature?
Correct.

Re: Important Notice Regarding Youtube Contest Videos

Thank you very much for reminding all of us.

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