What are people saying about
Periscope?

O2 Guru Top Tips for Periscope

O2 Guru Matthew says:


“With Periscope, broadcasts are public by default and anyone viewing can share the broadcast on other social media. You can easily set your broadcast to private by tapping the 'lock' icon before starting to film. You can also block a user by going to their profile, tapping the 'gear' icon on the top left on iOS or the 'menu' icon on Android, and tapping ‘Block User’.”


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.

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What's the right age for Periscope?

13+

Periscope says

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

16+

Our panel of parents say

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

12+

Children say

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

15+

Net Aware visitors say

Based on 82 votes from visitors to the Net Aware site – you can vote too.

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Is content on Periscope suitable for children and young people?

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

Sexual

Medium Risk

Violence and hatred

Medium Risk

Bullying

Low Risk

Suicide and self-harm

Low Risk

Other

Medium Risk

58% of parents reported seeing adult or illegal content, which could include alcohol, gambling, swearing or drugs on Periscope. 37% of parents reported sexual content.

16% of young people reported seeing violence and hatred on Periscope. 16% reported adult or illegal content, which could include alcohol, gambling, swearing or drugs.

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