School institutions are places where kids and teens spend a lot of hours on a daily basis. In between their school activities, it is only fair that they want to unwind and get online. With the increasing use of mobile phones and other state-of-the-art technology devices, this is not difficult.
However, it seems that there are restrictions as far as the Internet connection is concerned. Most (if not all) the schools tend to use firewalls and apply limitations, as to what is accessible to the students. This has raised a lot of complaints, as you can imagine.
Fortunately enough, though, you can unblock YouTube at school with a series of different methods. As we are about to read below, the methods mentioned are not difficult to complete and instead they can be used by everyone – even by people of young age that are not that tech literate. Let’s have a look, shall we?
Different Methods for Unblocking YouTube at School
Google Translator: This has become a truly popular method for unblocking sites that are not otherwise accessible. What you do is a piece of cake; you first visit Google Translator and then afterwards you visit YouTube. Select a different language than the site, paste the url and select English in to filed. Hit “translate” button! If you are lucky, this will help you to unblock YouTube. If not, you can try visiting Google in another language and then do the same thing. You can also use Yahoo! Babelfish, as it will work more like Google translator for you when you’re looking to bypass blockages like this.
Proxies: Another method is the use of proxy sites. Many of them are offered for free. So, what you need to do is to choose one of these proxy sites and get a proxy list. You will after that click on one of these proxy sites and have YouTube accessed to you via them. Here’s a free proxy that you can use, or simply search in Google.
Hola Extension: If you do not want to use any of the above mentioned methods for unblocking YouTube at school, Hola extension is another alternative. Among the various extensions available to the public, Hola is reliable and can be used easily. After downloading Hola Extension (based on the device and OS that you use), you will have the chance to turn it on and connect to a proxy via the extension.
Browsec Extension: This is quite similar to Hola Extension. If you want to download Browsec, you can click here and follow the instructions given to you.
VPN: With the use of Virtual Private Network, you can unblock any website through the masking of your true IP address. As you know, the VPN offers you the opportunity to choose among remote servers located literally everywhere in the world. You can connect to any of these VPNs and enjoy full access to YouTube.
Alternative Video Services: Instead of using YouTube, you can benefit from the access to similar video services like TeacherTube or SchoolTube. Since their content is mostly (or to be exact, it should be) educational, there are no limitations in what they broadcast and what you access. So, you can search for the videos of your preference there.
Video Downloading Services: Another different method has to do with using a video downloading service available online. Instead of watching the video on YouTube, you can download it online and watch it at your convenience.
Use Your Phone as Wi-Fi Hotspot: Last but not least, you can use your mobile phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot. This will allow you to connect to the Internet via a different means. This in turn will lift any barriers that might have been applied to you at school. What you do is to go to the Settings of your phone and search for Tethering. Once you turn it on, your phone will start working as such a hotspot.