Pornography Alert – Twitter’s Vine is now Age Restricted, 17+

Vine Restricted ImagesI recently wrote and asked parents to talk to their teens and tweens about Twitter’s Vine, which allows users to upload 6 seconds of video onto Twitter. Twitter is now warning users and viewers that it “contains age-restricted material” and that no one under 17 is allowed to access the app.

Of course this is a sure fire way to ensure more followers  and is very easy to get around! When you attempt to download the App, it simply asks if you to:

‘Tap OK to confirm that you are 17 or over’

Yes, a child could do it!

The warning came in response to a proliferation  of pornographic content since Twitter rolled out the app last month.

Read more:  Twitter Vine App | Vine Becomes Age Restricted, 17+ App.

About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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