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25 March 2020
Parent's Guide to Houseparty

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In the current environment, many of us are using different ways to try and keep in touch with our friends and family. One app that has risen in popularity is Houseparty, which gained the no.1 spot on the app store after becoming one of the most downloaded apps since social isolation was introduced. Billed as a ‘face to face social network’ the platform launched in 2016 but isn’t as widely known as Facebook, WhatsApp or Snapchat. That’s why we’ve created this guide for parents and carers to help them understand exactly what Houseparty is all about.

Houseparty is a great way to speak live-time to multiple people in different locations. It seems like the perfect way to keep in touch during these difficult times. But is the app safe? What should parents be aware of? And how can you protect your child’s privacy? Find out with this guide.

Created by the team at National Online Safety, this guide explores the main features that have made Houseparty so popular and the key themes that parents need to know about. As always, the guide will also provide several useful tips for parents and carers to consider around ensuring a safer experience for their children.

To download the guide, please click here.

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