Periscope Safety Tips for Parents and Teens

Periscope has gained a lot of momentum since Twitter acquired it in March 2015. If you’re not familiar with Periscope your teens probably are.

periscope safety tips for parents and teens

Periscope is a live-streaming app that allows users to broadcast video to the Internet from their smartphone. Replays are available for 24 hrs and then they are gone “forever”.

Along with the live broadcasts, there is a chat feature that allows people watching the broadcast to interact with other viewers and the broadcaster.

Additionally, if location services are enabled, viewers of your broadcast can find your precise location. Not good.

There are some legitimate concerns about what type of content your kids could see. The safety tips in this video will not eliminate the chance of your kids coming across inappropriate content but an ounce of prevention goes a long way.

TL;DR

1. Disable location services.
2. Only watch broadcasts from trusted scopers.
3. Disable chat for non-followers.
4. Broadcast your scopes privately.
5. Supervised use for teens is highly recommended.
6. Parents should follow their teens on Periscope.

Are you using Persicope? Follow me: @jwilkers

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