Please find the National Online Safety guide for ‘What Parents Need to Know About Houseparty‘ below.
Download: What Parents Need to Know About Houseparty [PDF]
What is Houseparty?
Houseparty is a live streaming app described as a face-to-face social network where people ‘drop in’ on each other to video chat, leave messages and hang out in groups. The app is available for iOS, Android, macOS and Google Chrome and has tens of millions of users worldwide. It’s important to note that children under the age of 13 must have a parent’s permission to access the services, however, no proof of age is required to create an account.
In the guide, you’ll find tips on a number of potential risks such as strangers joining your child’s call, cyberbullying and in-app purchases.