What are people saying about
Twitch?

O2 Guru Top Tip for Twitch

O2 Guru Rosa says:

Twitch's security setting allow you to 'Ignore' any inappropriate or harassing comments by simply tapping on their username and selecting 'Ignore' so you don't need to see anything from them again.


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What's the right age for Twitch?

13+

Twitch says

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

13+

Our panel of parents say

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

11+

Children say

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

11+

Net Aware visitors say

Based on 488 votes from parents who have visited this site – you can vote too!

What do you think?

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Is content on Twitch suitable for children and young people?

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

Sexual

Low Risk

Violence and hatred

Medium Risk

Bullying

Low Risk

Suicide and self-harm

Low Risk

Other

Medium Risk

33% of parents reported seeing violence and hatred on Twitch.

25% of young people reported seeing violence and hatred on Twitch. 22% reported adult or illegal content, which could include alcohol, gambling, swearing or drugs.

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