To stream or not to stream?

Livestreaming is the act of transmitting or receiving live video or audio coverage of an event or person. Livestreaming is becoming a very popular way for people to broadcast themselves on apps and sites such as Instagram, Facebook, Periscope, Twitch and YouTube.

Young people might use these services to broadcast live video footage to others, such as their friends, a certain group of people or the general public. 

This resource has been produced to support teachers and other professionals working with young people to introduce the topic of livestreaming. It includes the following:

  • An introduction for staff on the topic of livestreaming and how their students may engage with it 
  • Two scenario based activities to support students and staff in discussing some of the risks of livestreaming 
  • A page of livestreaming tips provided by Childnet Digital Leaders