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Safety and privacy controls on live streaming services

These helpful tips and links could ensure that your child avoids risky situations on these real-time online services

Live streaming platforms let users chat to each other or broadcast videos of themselves in real time.

This can create privacy and safety issues for users of all ages, so check the settings and controls on each individual app. Here are three of the most popular streaming platforms:

 

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Skype

Minimum age: 13

What can you set?

You can hide your age, date of birth and gender; only allow people in your contact list to get in touch; and block people.

To find out more, visit vodafone.uk/Skype

To report concerns, visit vodafone.uk/SkypeReport


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Periscope

Minimum age: 13

What can you set?

You can hide your location; set Private Broadcast, so only people you invite can watch your broadcasts; restrict chat to only the people you follow; and choose not to share your broadcast on Twitter.

To find out more, visit vodafone.uk/periscope

To report concerns, you can report individual posts through the app


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YouNow

Minimum age: 13 with parental permission; 18 without

What can you set?

Use a nickname, hide your location and block people.

To find out more, visit vodafone.uk/YouNow

To report concerns, visit vodafone.uk/YouNowReport


We have listed select features of all services. There may be other safety or privacy settings available.

If your child sees anything inappropriate or sexual on a live streaming app, they should report it to the site’s administrators. If they are the subject of inappropriate sexual contact or approach by another person, they should tell a trusted adult and report it immediately to CEOP (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) at ceop.police.uk.

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