Houseparty Monitoring: Should Parents Lock the Door on this App?

Originally published at: https://www.bark.us/blog/is-house-party-safe-for-kids/

Houseparty (iOS + Android) is yet another social media app that allows users to connect with people they know – and people they don’t. So, is the Houseparty app safe for kids to use? Let’s dig in. What is Houseparty? Houseparty is a group video chat service that allows friends (and friends of friends) to chat via live video and text. There is no monitoring by any admins and video is live. This means the possibility of inappropriate content is high, depending on the people involved in the chat. Users can send links to their profile to anyone. There’s also…