Have you heard about Twitch?

If not, your children may have.  It’s an online online gaming-focused live streaming service, owned by Amazon, which has over 15 million daily active users!

Describing itself as a ‘community of millions who come together to create their own unique, live, unpredictable, never-to-be-repeated entertainment’, Twitch is undeniably a popular platform for online gaming enthusiasts. With young children and teenagers frequenting the platform, it is important for parents and trusted adults to be aware of the associated risks, including, but is not limited to; uncensored material, unwanted contact from strangers, online bullying, live streaming and online payments.

National Online Safety have prepared a guide for parents and carers to help understand and navigate this new platform.

Please visit the following pages to find out more.


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