Dailymotion is a French video-sharing tech platform that is owned by mass media conglomerate Vivendi. The website looks similar to YouTube, where you can stream and upload videos.
With more than 300 million unique monthly users, Dailymotion is available globally in 25 languages, and 43 localized versions have been made with local home pages and local content.
As Dailymotion gained popularity, it made relationships with top content creators such as HBO and Showtime. Dailymotion came into the limelight when in May 2012, India blocked Dailymotion and other video-sharing websites for copyright-violation issues.
Now, let’s address why you’re here – is Dailymotion safe to watch videos?
When it comes to video-sharing platforms, the safety of kids is of paramount importance. To create a safer browsing experience for children and teenagers, Dailymotion partnered with E-Enfance, a child protection association on the internet.
To make the platform a much safer place for children to use, Dailymotion creates videos to raise awareness of cyberbullying and empowers parents with the necessary tools to help their children when they wish to share or watch any video on the platform.
Age-restricted Content and Child Safety
Dailymotion allows videos on their platform that some viewers might find unacceptable or offensive. These videos might include nudity, sex, violence, and swearing. To counter this, Dailymotion offers an Age Gate feature that restricts such content from appearing if you’ve switched it on.
For further safety, Dailymotion has activated the Age Gate feature by default for child safety. To switch the Age Gate feature on/off, toggle down to “Help” and click “Age Gate.” Once there, you must confirm whether you’re over 18 years old.
Viruses and Malware in Video Sharing Website
Malicious actors often target video streaming platforms. They inject viruses and malware if you click a link via email address, a popup, or an advertisement in video sharing website. This is common for nearly all websites with high traffic, and you must use antivirus software to combat this growing issue.
In 2012, some users visiting Dailymotion reported a malware infection and malware attacks. However, Dailymotion is currently free from malware.
How to upload videos on Dailymotion
You can upload videos on Dailymotion by becoming a Dailymotion Partner. Here’s the process:
- Go to your Partner Space and open the Media section
- Select the Upload button in the upper left
- Select the Select video files button in the lower right
- Choose up to 10 video files that you would like to upload from your computer
- Your videos will begin uploading. As they upload, you will need to fill out the required information (title, language, and category)
- Select the Publish/Save button
In general, Dailymotion is safe to use just like YouTube. However, safety is only achieved if your online practices involve a certain degree of precautionary measures as outlined in the blog.
To access region-specific content offered by Dailymotion, use a VPN. Connect to any country of your choice by opting for a VPN server based in that country and gain access to their native content.