LiveMe is the latest social media app taking many tweens and teens by storm. The broadcast platform, which allows users to create and share video clips of them doing anything from lip-syncing to creating full-on music videos, is only designed for users 18-years-old and up. This means setting up parental controls can be a little tricky for those unfamiliar with the popular platform.
Fortunately, there are ways to adjust your teen’s settings to ensure they’re safe while viewing the latest videos posted on LiveMe.
From the home page of the app, click on the circle with the half-circle at the bottom (located at the bottom of the screen in the first image above).
Then click on the settings wheel on the top right-hand side (located at the top of the second image above).
Now you’re inside the settings screen, where you can click on different features to change your teen’s access to the app (as shown in the third image above).
Once you’re in the settings screen you can make adjustments to follower notifications by clicking on “general” or changing notifications for private messages by clicking on “notification.”
By using the toggle options, you can: turn off notifications so your child no longer receives updates when new fans follow them (image one), set your teen’s account to disable private messages, as well as messages from users they don’t follow, or disable notifications by setting their account to “do not disturb” (images two and three).
For More Information
You can get more information on the safety features LiveMe offers parents by clicking on the “About Us” section, and then “Parents Guide.”
While LiveMe does have safety precautions in place for younger users, the platform is designed for users ages 18 and up.
A LiveMe representative explained to Parentology that while their site does allow users under the age of 18 to sign up, the exception only applies to “contracted/promotional talent and with their parents written permission.”
There are no app settings or parental control options that can replace the security of teaching your tweens and teens to make smart choices online, but parental control settings used in conjunction with supplemental parental monitoring apps like Bark, can help ensure your child has a safer online experience.