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O2 Guru Top Tips for Live.ly

O2 Guru Camila says:

“A bit of a tricky one, this free app allows you to do an in-app purchase of 'coins' to gift to other users. There is no way to block these but you can make your account private.  Be cautious about purchases through this app.”

Our O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline can help you to set up parental controls, adjust privacy settings or get advice on social networks. Call them for free on 0808 800 5002.

You can also book a free in-store appointment with an O2 online safety guru here.


What's the right age for Live.ly?


Live.ly says

This is taken from Live.ly’s own guidelines and is accurate as of March 2017.


Our panel of parents say

Based on our independent panel of nearly 700 parents, surveyed through YouGov in January 2017.


Children say

Based on 1,696 responses from children and young people in December 2016 and January 2017.


Net Aware visitors say

Based on 165 votes from visitors to the Net Aware site – you can vote too.

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Is content on Live.ly suitable for children and young people?

We asked young people and parents to tell us about the content they came across on Live.ly. Here are the types of inappropriate content that they reported:


Low Risk

Violence and hatred

Medium Risk


Low Risk

Suicide and self-harm

Low Risk


Medium Risk

42% of parents reported finding content related to suicide and self harm on Live.ly. 33% reported either violent and hateful content or adult or illegal content, which could include alcohol, gambling, swearing or drugs.

25% of young people reported seeing violence and hatred on Live.ly. 21% reported bullying.

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