Re the previous post about YouTube in the classroom, my thanks to Ray Fleming at Microsoft for pointing out that there is another option to use the XL version of YouTube, which doesn’t display comments and has an interface ideal for an interactive whiteboard…and it’s free. Thanks Ray.

But a bit of digging and I found this service, which on first use looks fantastic.

With you can view YouTube videos without displaying the related videos and the possible inappropriate comments. If you want learners just to watch the selected video and nothing else then Safeshare seems to do the job. And it does it for free.

So you simply:

  • Copy the URL of the YouTube video
  • Go to
  • Paste the YouTube URL
  • Generate a safe link
  • Copy and paste this link into the address bar of your browser or embed into a PowerPoint etc…
  • Enjoy! – No comments, no related videos

Here’s an example link created in this way…