I am excited to announce that Family Online Safety Institute has partnered with YouTube to develop the new Creator Safety Center. Our partnership focuses on safety and advises how every creator can keep themselves safe from the potential dangers that come with publishing public content. It is great to see YouTube prioritize the well-being of their users in order to encourage a more fun and inclusive environment.
Creators of all ages are susceptible to unpleasant interactions when sharing personal stories and information online, so introducing the Creator Safety Center is important in empowering users to take control over their YouTube experience with a step-by-step process of how to deal with these encounters.
In addition to security and safety expert insights, the Creator Safety Center also incorporates advice from fellow creators who are willing to lead the way for others to have a positive experience. Protecting all users starts with recognizing the disproportionately harmful experiences of minority groups, such as women, non-binary, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) creators and making sure the proper guidance and safety tools are available and easy to use.
This new feature creates a culture of responsibility that combines the efforts of platforms and users themselves, aligning with the work we have done here at FOSI. The Creator Safety Center provides creators with a plan to protect themselves from unwanted behavior online that can often feel inevitable and invasive.
Setting up two-factor authentication or reporting dangerous activity are examples of simple steps users can take to promote a safer community of creators. That’s just a start, and I encourage everyone to learn more about a wide range of proactive online safety tips today at youtube.com/creator/safety.