Important information for parents/carers from Aberdeenshire Council regarding Video Chat Apps
VIDEO CHAT APPS
Aberdeenshire CounciI would like to alert parents to a number of unsuitable apps that some pupils have been using.
These are all video chat apps which aim to link people up. There is no control over who you can chat to. Some of our pupils have already been exposed to inappropriate video chats whilst using these apps on their own devices. These apps are aimed at over eighteens but are already being used by some of our primary pupils.
Periscope is a live video streaming app which lets you broadcast and explore the world. It allows you to live video and meet new people. A BBC investigation has found online streaming apps used by children to made live broadcasts are being infiltrated by men trying to groom them.
Here is a link to the BBC investigation into Periscope.
NSPCC details about Periscope