Information for parents

LATEST UPDATE: MAY 17TH 2017

Sent on behalf of Merseyside Police
 
Please see below information from Merseyside Police in regards to the Live.Me app  disseminated to schools (both primary & secondary)  and request that the information is added to school websites and newsletters to parents.
 
Also, for your information, NSPCC and O2 have teamed up to produce a guide to help parents explore and understand online life as children known it.  The guide can be accessed via www.net-aware.org.uk
 
Live.Me:
 
"Live.me is the fastest-growing social media streaming application available at the moment and has approximately 20 million users. 
 
It allows the user to live-stream videos of themselves and also allows users to watch other streamed videos. 
 
The app has limited security features and it is possible for users to potentially identify the location where a video was recorded.
 
It is possible for any video to be recorded and shared without the permission or knowledge of the person who made the video.
 
Merseyside Police would encourage parents to make sure they know what apps their child is using, how each app works and what their child is using it for. Many legitimate apps are being used by young people in a way that allows them to communicate with or be contacted by absolute strangers. This creates a significant risk to their child.
 
It is really important that society becomes more aware of the possible risk of exploitation on mobile apps and social media sites, and people know how to report suspicious activity to the po
lice.

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