Risk Score

App Details

Houseparty allows users to live video chat with friends and friends of friends. Users can lock a live video chat to prevent strangers entering.

Why is it a risk?

The 9+ rated app discloses that there is a mild risk of mature or suggestive themes in addition to profanity and crude humour. The app uses live-streaming as their sole premise of communication and strangers can enter the video chat unless the user manually sets the call to private. The app does not use any age verification methods for its users so there is a risk of that being exploited by older individuals.

21.6.2020 Houseparty and Fortnite being used to recruit children into countylines. Sun article here

13.6.2019 Has been bought by Fortnite. Techcrunch article here

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