Please find the National Online Safety guide for ‘What Parents Need to Know about Amigo‘ below.
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Amigo is a social platform which purports to connect strangers from around the world – and, with built-in translation software, it reduces the expected language barriers. Focusing heavily on one-to-one chat, video calls and live streams, Amigo encourages its users to build up online relationships to unlock exclusive features such as private video and audio calls: essentially, the more that people chat, the more features become available to them. This is an app designed with mature users very much in mind and is therefore definitely not recommended for children.
In the guide, you’ll find tips on a number of potential risks such as inappropriate contact, strangers and membership costs.