Online Safety – 11/07/23– Amino

Amino is a social media platform that allows fans of particular TV shows or games to meet together in one space, in the way of a virtual convention. The app has a 12+ or teen rating however, it is possible to create an account without proof of age. Users can hide their true identity which is useful in protecting children’s identities however, it also means that children could be contacted by those wishing to cause harm. Certain communities also do not have much moderation in place which means inappropriate content could be found easily. As always it is imperative to acknowledge and stick to age ratings and guides provided by apps.