website concerns

This week, we have sent letters home to alert parents about a new website which is causing a few online safety concerns. The website is called

What is is a live stream video platform that works alongside the app. It allows teens to broadcast their lives to the world as it happens, it also initiates group video chats with their friends to hang out virtually.

Can it be accessed in school?
No. This website is blocked from all iPads and school computers.

What is the minimum age?
The Terms and Conditions specify that users be at least 13 years old but that by using the
service, they are affirming that they’re 18, which makes little sense.

How does it work?
Users can create an account by using their existing, Facebook or Twitter account. To create broadcasts users or ‘streamers’ can record their own videos and then Go Live to start live streaming videos to their fans. People can leave comments and more to interact with the streamer.

When a user watches a stream in they can send a virtual gift to the personwho is live. They can also post real-time comments, and can even be “guested” into live chats.

What do parents need to watch out for?
· Sharing personal information
· Inappropriate content
· Cyber-bullying

You can read the letter in full by clicking here.

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