SaferKid™ App Rating

LiveMe – Live Video Chat

By KS Mobile, Inc.
SaferKid Age Rating
18+
No one under age 18 should use this app
NONE
LOW
HIGH
Sexting Risk
Red high
Adult Content (Photo or Video)
Red high
Bullying Risk
Red high
Meet Strangers Risk
Red high
NONE
LOW
HIGH
Realistic Violence
Yellow low
Profanity or Crude Humor
Yellow low
Mature/Suggestive Themes
Yellow high
Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Yellow low
This is an independent review. We are not affilated with KS Mobile, Inc.
Bottom Line

This is a live streaming video app where users are sharing pornographic photos. The chat and search capabilities that can expose your child to the possibility of bullying, sexting, meeting strangers, and adult content. The terms and conditions state that users must be 18 or older and it has an iTunes App Store rating of 17+ but younger children are still able to register. There are many issues with this app. Most importantly, anyone has access to your child’s streams and saved videos and there is no option for a private profile. Users have to reach “Level 2” to send direct messages but all they have to do to reach this level is watch more live videos and start their own broadcast. A simple search reveals many users who are offering to share pornographic content and encourage their followers to "see more" on other apps such as Kik and Snapchat. For these reasons, Live.me should not be used by any child under 18.

Talking to Your Children

It may be difficult for your child to understand why they are not allowed to have Live.me because it is so popular among tweens and teens. Try talking to your child about why they want this app. If your child enjoys live video chat with friends and family, there are plenty of safer, more private options such as Skype and Facetime that they can use under parent supervision. If your child wants to use this app to meet strangers, talk to him/her about why this is a safety risk. If your child has been using this app frequently, ask to see his/her activity. Based on their followers and the nature of the conversations they are having, you may want to involve law enforcement to protect your child.

App store description
Live.me is one of the top live broadcasting apps - Make new friends in your area and around the world - Chat with stars and celebrities like Roman Atwood - Watch your favorite videos by category, such as singing, dancing, gaming and more - Send and receive virtual gifts - Features include gaming broadcasts, Shorts, Star Codes, stickers and faci...
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