Live streaming

Live Streaming is currently being highlighted as a major concern by CEOP. Live streaming is increasingly becoming one of the most popular online activities for children and young people. Apps such as Musical.ly, Live.me, Periscope and YouNow are all soaring in popularity, which has seen other well established apps such as Facebook adding live streaming functions

To support those working with children and young people, Think U Know have created a range of activities focused on live streaming. Key issues covered are:

  • The types of tactics offenders use on live streaming platforms
  • Skills to think critically about the people they meet online
  • Identifying and responding to pressure and manipulation online
  • Issues such as low confidence and self-esteem that can make children and young people particularly vulnerable ‘when live’
  • Understanding online sexual abuse and sources of support
  • Building resilience in children and young people

The package contains resources for both primary and secondary aged children, and their parents/carers. It can be downloaded from www.thinkuknow.co.uk/professionals/resources/live-streaming