Tips for safety on Flip

In addition to Flip’s privacy and security practices, there are many Flip tools that can help you keep your groups and topics safe.

Tip #1: Use a school email

If you’re an educator, we suggest you encourage your students to use Flip with a school email, Google classroom account, or a Flip username. 

Learn more about how to sign up for Flip with a school email.

Tip #2: Invite students to your group

When you create a group on Flip, they’re automatically set up as “Only people you approve can join.” This means that only students with a link, join code, username, or email domain can join. This setting helps keep your group more private. You can always change this setting to “Anyone with the link can join.”

Learn more about how to invite students to your groups and topics.

Tip #3: Set up your topic’s response settings

Topic response settings let you control the way students interact with videos. As an educator, you can select the settings that best align with the interests of your topic and its members. Some of these settings include the ability to turn off attachment links, video likes, and permission to post videos.

Learn more about how to set up your video response settings.

Tip 4: Change or schedule your topic status

When you create a topic, you can keep it hidden or active for as long as you want. This lets you prepare your topic before students in your group can find it. You can also set your topic status to “View only” and schedule a start or end date for each status type. 

Learn more about how to change or schedule your topic status.

Tip #5: Turn on submission to the educator

When you turn on "Submit to educator,” you can individually approve a student’s videos and comments before they show up in your topics. This gives you an additional layer of security to make sure only content you approve of shows up in your topics. Only you, your co-lead, or the student who submitted the video can review it.

Learn more about how to turn submission to the educator on or off.


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