APP SAFETY WARNING - LIVE.ME

25th September 2017

 
We are very concerned about children using an app called Live.Me. 
 
We have received the following information from Walsall Council:

"The app allows its users to post live broadcasts and receive 'tips' from other users for completing specific tasks during live broadcasts. These 'tips' are in the form of 'gold coins' and can be exchanged for money. Users then have the ability to either delete the recording of the live broadcast or post it on their profile. The app also does not have any restrictions on the age an individual needs to be to create an account.  Understandably, this app has attracted young people who may not be equipped to understand the dangers of recording and sharing sexual videos or engaging in sexual activity while streaming live video feeds. They need to understand that anyone on the other end of the live feed can capture a still image or video of them engaged in that activity – all without their knowledge."