Please find the National Online Safety guide for ‘What Parents Need to Know about HiPal‘ below.
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HiPal is a trending social media app which turns phones into walkie-talkies, allowing people to have voice conversations with friends or strangers. There are two account options: one for users aged under 12 and one for those aged 12 or above. The former has fewer features and limits interaction with strangers; enabling use of the walkie-talkie feature or photo sharing with friends and family only. The 12+ accounts offer more options, including adding strangers as friends, sharing photos and videos publicly, send private messages and holding voice chats with strangers as well as friends.
In the guide, you’ll find tips on a number of potential risks such as contact with strangers, dangerous challenges and intrusive features.