Online Safety - Musical.ly and Lively Apps

You may have seen the recent Channel 4 news investigation into two apps being used by children as young as 9 - the social media app Musical.ly and streaming site Lively.  

The free-to-purchase musical.ly app boasts more than 150 million global so-called “musers”, 2.5 million of them in the UK. In three years the company behind has gone from being a struggling start-up to now being worth more than $500m.

Last year they launched a linked live streaming site – live.ly. The site is intended for over-13s, but younger children across the UK can be seen broadcasting live from their bedrooms.

To view the Channel 4 news broadcast please click here.