– What parents need to know about’s upcoming app.

Your teen probably has a account. Guess what, it’s changing! is expanding beyond music videos with the launch of, its live stream platform. Users will be able to broadcast through the app, and the streams will be viewable on

Launched last year, is growing fast, with about 80 million young teens using it around the globe. The app makes it easy to create music videos by allowing users to dub over their voices with songs from popular artists like Rihanna and Meghan Trainor.

Now, the app is moving beyond recorded videos with the integration of Live streaming has become increasingly popular, with the launch of Facebook Live and the continued evolution of Twitter’s Periscope. is hoping it can capitalize on this trend and be a force in the live video business. This opens up the ability for your child to communicate with strangers, in realtime.

Previously, I was not too worried about this app, provided your child had a “”private”” account. Now you need to seriously consider if your child should have this app. Live streaming is the current trajectory of most social media marketed to teens. Snapchat will probably be next with this capability.

The video below will give you a good overview of how works and how will integrate with it.

At the time of this article, is not available in the app store. It will be launched soon.

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Clayton Cranford
Clayton Cranford is a retired Sergeant from Orange County Sheriff's Department in California and owner of Total Safety Solutions LLC. Clayton is one of the nation’s leading law enforcement educators on social media, child safety, and behavioral threat assessments. Clayton is the author of the definitive book on cyber safety for families, “Parenting in the Digital World.” Clayton has more than 20 years of teaching experience and was awarded the 2015 National Bullying Prevention Award from the School Safety Advocacy Council, and the 2015 American Legion Medal of Merit. Clayton was a member of the County's Behavioral Threat Assessment Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, School Resource Officer program, and Juvenile Bureau.