What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Wizz



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What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Wizz

Published 25th April 2023

A free online safety guide on Wizz. 

Recently rising in popularity among children and young people, Wizz is a social networking app that allows users to chat live with people from around the world. In similar fashion to a dating app, it facilitates conversations with people that users would not ordinary meet – but of course, making connections to individuals online bring its own self-evident potential safety issues.    

While Wizz makes use of face recognition technology to assesses users’ age and group them by age group – but the software is far from perfect and is no guarantee that some individuals won’t attempt to exploit the app for sinister purposes. Our #WakeUpWednesday guide examines Wizz in detail, identifying pitfalls that parents and carers should be aware of. 

In the guide you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as catfishing, explicit content and “sextortion”, and examines how trusted adults can take young people to avoid these possible threats. 

This is part of our Online Platforms category.

Dr Claire Sutherland

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Dr Claire Sutherland

Online safety consultant, educator and researcher with extensive experience of working with schools.
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