A parent's guide to YouNow

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What should parents know about the live streaming app? Read our guide from CEOP

YouNow is a live streaming service that's especially popular with young people. The app's founder says 70% of its users are under 24.[1] One of YouNow's distinctive features is the chat window that runs alongside video broadcasts, letting other users interact with the people they're watching. You can also use virtual 'bars' to show your appreciation for performers. 

Live streaming can be unpredictable and hard to moderate, which makes apps like YouNow worrying for many parents and carers. CEOP has produced a guide for parents and carers explaining what YouNow is, some of the risks and how to help your child use it safely. 

Click below to view, dowload or print the full guide.

Further reading

Live streaming: what you need to know

 

The advice published on Parent Info is provided by independent experts in their field and not necessarily the views of Parent Zone or CEOP.

First published: June 2016

 

Footnote: 

[1] http://uk.businessinsider.com/younow-profile-2015-4?r=US&IR=T 

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